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    Army
  1. All, I would like to ask my military sisters if they might give me some advice on how to proceed. I recently had a hysterectomy (ovaries still in tact) due to the prolapse of my uterus. I worked for over 5 years in the radio repair field. The equipment was all "two-man" lift but there were rarely 2 of us together to lift anything. I began to notice changes after we came back from Desert Storm, usually during PT, when we were running and bouncing around. At first, I mentioned it to the GYNs when I was on active duty but was told it would be years before it would be a problem. I made it to 42 years old, then it was just too much to deal with. I had to have my uterus removed, bladder and rectal repair. VA actually paid for it all. I want to petition VA to increase my disability but I don't even know where to begin. Do any of you have advice? I start to research and am quickly overwhelmed. If any of you have had success (or not) adding a condition like this to your disability award, please let me know how it went. :) Thanks for listening. I wish you all the best!!! Dorie 20% Service Connected
  2. First of all, David, God bless you for seeking out this forum. Understanding of the specifics of female military life is not something we ladies are used to. Thanks! Next, I would like to ask my military sisters if they might give me some advice on how to proceed. I recently had a hysterectomy (ovaries still in tact) due to the prolapse of my uterus. I worked for over 5 years in the radio repair field. The equipment was all "two-man" lift but there were rarely 2 of us together to lift anything. I began to notice changes after we came back from Desert Storm, usually during PT, when we were running and bouncing around. At first, I mentioned it to the GYNs when I was on active duty but was told it would be years before it would be a problem. I made it to 42 years old, then it was just too much to deal with. I had to have my uterus removed, bladder and rectal repair. VA actually paid for it all. I want to petition VA to increase my disability but I don't even know where to begin. Do any of you have advice? I start to research and am quickly overwhelmed. :) Thanks for listening. Dorie 20% Service Connected
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