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About Confusedvet1

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  1. Thanks for taking the time to respond. This whole thing is kind of a cluster lol. I filed originally for forearm, wrist, hand and thumb since that encompassed the while area effected. I complained of lots of pains which were consistent complaints. When the BVA service connected it my RO gave me 10% based on pain from elbow that was mentioned in the original CP exam. I never had surgery on elbow and they ignored all my complaints in my records dealing with forearm, wrist and hand pains. I haven't had any new pains and the pains determined to be scar pain during exam have been there since
  2. Thanks again really appreciate it. Glad to have confirmation I'm going about this the right way.
  3. This is from BVA. My SSOC says they only considered the new exam and not any of the information the decision says they needed to consider. Also I'm assuming my hernia would be considered soft tissue damage since the tissue holding muscle in no longer does. So I'm thinking that means hernia should be added with a 2013 effective date? Entitlement to an initial compensable rating for right wrist surgical scar, status post tendosynovectomy, is remanded. The Veteran was most recently afforded a VA scar examination in February 2015. The examination report, however, does not include all necessar
  4. Ok so even though I never technically filed for hernia should I just include it in my appeal for the scar effective date? Like I said too the examiner said she would note hernia. I don't have access online to exam notes though since it was through a 3rd party VA contracted with.
  5. I know 100% my records complain of pain in those areas. In fact my BVA decision pointed out last time they didn't even consider relevant medical records they had. I just double checked rating decision I got today and the only evidence they considered was the exam this month. So that shows they didn't even follow the remand instructions. So I guess I have that going for me. Any clue on the hernia? Should that have come up during a these exams or do I need to file a new claim for it? The hernia wasn't called a hernia in service but the manifestation was there in service. Only a few y
  6. Hello, I would really appreciate some guidance on next steps. Please let me know if I forget any useful information. I had 2 items go to the BVA. I had a claim for tenosynovitis of right hand/wrist/forearm which was originally denied connection and the other issue was for scar. The BVA said my tenosynovitis was service connected so that was taken care of. The scar was remanded because of a incomplete c&p exam. Pretty sure when I filed NOD I also said I did not agree with the exam because I complained of scar pain and the examiner never mentioned it at all. So my init
  7. Hello, I was hoping to get a second opinion on a potential claim. While in service I had a radical tenosynovectomy which is service connected. I am also service connected for the scar from said surgery. That surgery caused a hernia on my forearm. The size of muscle coming through is about 2.5 inches long by about 1 inch wide. I was wondering if this should be a pretty straight forward claim or what I might need to consider or prepare for? I believe this claim would fall under 38 CFR § 4.73, Schedule of Ratings – Muscle Injuries, Diagnostic Code 5326. Se
  8. Thank you, I appreciate your time. I'll look into it more but your explanation makes sense in the sense of how VA operates.
  9. @GBArmy It doesn't restrict it I'm the sense that if I don't do fine motor detail I'm good. However fine motor detail and lots of use causes the range of motion die to pain to pretty much make hand unusable until I stop and rub it and give it 20 minutes or so to be better. It's caused me to drop parts where I work worth a lot of money. @broncovet I had tenosynovitis in service. They did surgery which caused the hernia and scar in question. I originally filed for forearm condition, wrist condition, hand condition and thumb condition since those were all the areas effected. They were
  10. Hello, I have a CP exam coming up soon for my dispute over 0% rating for scar. Is it possible to get 10% effective the time of scar rating for a hernia? I have a large forearm hernia below scar that I was told can't really be fixed. Also what is a painful scar? After surgery there was 1 obvious adhesion at wrist that surgeon had to break by bending wrist back. I think I have more at base of thumb because it's enlarged and restricts motion but not enough to be rated under range of motion. However repeated use does cause pain where the surgery was and adhesions are scar tissue.
  11. Thanks guys. I saw a neurologist a few months back because I had a couple instances of seeing horizontal lines across vision. I think he said he thought it was an optical migraine of that's a thing. In service like I think I said before I noted on exit form that I was getting I think 2 headaches a day for few months. My RO confuses me a lot. I know I should probably start new topic but here is another issue I ran into. I filed for service connection for a forearm/wrist/hand/thumb a long time ago. I had swelling in forearm 3 years into service. They did sur
  12. Thank you both. I know I put it on my exit medical form about headaches. I don't know if it's documented in there but after a run I had a bad migraine with radiating pain to left arm that didn't go away until next day. I told person checking me in at base hospital for a stress test that was ordered for unrelated issue and got yelled at more not saying anything when it happened. I just don't know why they didn't give me 0% rating? I've had issues with them getting really bad but I fight through it. Heck the day I got out of hospital for possible sepsis I went to work after taking shower. That's
  13. Hello, I got a denial for headaches and I'm not sure what it is saying. When I read it I think it's contradicting itself. Could someone please help me understand what it says? Also there are a lot of other times I reported headaches after service which are all in my VA medical records that they did not mention in denial so I'm thinking they didn't actually read my file? This is from the letter. Service connection for headache condition. Service connection may be granted for a disability which began in military service or was caused by some event or experience i
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