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  1. Thank you for the input, I never dealt filing for the stroke. I was having a surgery for a service connected issue on my spine, I had a stroke during the surgery due to a blood clot. Mentioning that, how do I file for secondary issues due to the stroke. Seeing as is the stroke isn’t service connected. But happen because of a bad surgery that was trying to fix my spine from the VA.
  2. Do I need to file for increases and secondary conditions on two different claims? I could not find any areas to go about this on the ebennifits questionnaire backround: had a stroke during a VA spinal surgery. I have several secondaries due to the stroke.
  3. I've been tdiu for 8 years now (lower lumbar 20,right leg 10 pstd 70, bladder 30) I was undergoing surgery for a service connected issue on my spine. long story short, I had a stroke during the surgery and woke up incontinent, ED, headaches, high blood pressure. I've had to use catheters and pads for years now. I only found out a week ago that it was a stroke that caused these issues. The doctors had no clue what happened and where acting like it was some kind of medical mystery, even though i woke up paralyzed and bleeding internally. After that I was rushed back for emergency surgery. Because of some constant testicular pain my non VA neurologist did an MRI called me in and let me know that I had a stroke at this site. this was just a week ago. It's been 6-7 years since that surgery, I only claimed the bladder at the time not having any idea how to navigate the system and just being completely out of it. What category would this claim fall under? It was a VA surgery that caused all this mess Is it pointless to claim chronic pain because I already have a mental rating? is it malpractice? 1151? thank you for the help
  4. I appreciate your reply. Do I need to give my private doctor a dbq to fill out for anything I want to Service connect? I’m seeing conflicting opinions.
  5. my saga 90% TDIU 8 years 7 back surgeries, 20% degenerative disc, 10% Radiculopathy, 70% stress disorder, 30% bladder During one of my later surgeries on my spine the operation went completely sideways. They were installing a spinal stimulator and it didn’t go well. When I woke up I was paralyzed from the neck down and bleeding internally at the surgical site. I had to be rushed back and reopened to rectify the screw up. After I woke up the second time, I regained most of my movement back except for the use of my bladder. I’ve never urinated naturally since that day and man do I really, really miss it. I have to use a two foot piece of tubing in order to extract the urine. Which you could imagine builds up some animosity over the years. Coupled with a bad case ED from this procedure now we’re really having fun. I did get the bladder connected rate away and left it at that. My tendency to ignore things I don’t know how to process really hampers my existence. So my only interactions with the VA was just calling every three months to renew my gear and meds. Fast forward to 14 months ago I woke up one morning screaming because it felt like my balls had gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson. It’s been 14 god awful months and it still hasn’t subdued. It hurts so bad I vomit regularly due to the pain. My blood pressure was sent out of control.The headaches are also unreal. I even had some old hernias repaired on my gut to see if just maybe that would help, it didn’t. It was suggested it was a nerve spinal issue. So 5 days ago, I go get an mri done on the surgical site. My doctor calls me and tells me to come in and didn’t elaborate on the test. I did so and he then informs me I had a stoke in my spine, from the surgery, Also that the bladder hypertension, headaches and testicular pain were connected to this issue. As far as the VA said they pretty much told me it was a medical mystery all these years and it might come back. They never said anything about a stroke and just thought it was the pressure on my spine when I was filling up with blood during the surgery. All the built up and suppressed rage from over the years came flooding out. I broke down, but am ok now. But, I’m worried that I my die from this sooner or later heart attack or another stroke it won’t be service connected and my wife and kids are SOL. I have no idea where to start. How do I S.C this VA surgical debacle? It was 6 years ago. They were installing it due to an S.C issue. I have chronic pain upper and lower back. I’m pretty much a professional with ignoring the pain what I can’t control (high bp during episodes, monster headaches, risk of stroke) is what scares me. Any direction on what type of claims this would start as is greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading
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