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About RH6

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    E-3 Seaman

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  1. 20% on the shoulder. I'll have to post why the rated it when I get the paperwork. Someone later on might need to know.
  2. RH6

    White Envelope Today

    They finally got it right. Good for you!
  3. I've been out of the Army for 11 months and two weeks. Just got my re-look findings. 80% total . PTSD and shoulder injury that were initally denied were both approved this time around. Keep going to your appointments and do your homework as best as you can. If you can find someone who can help like a trusted friend or service organzaition that can help to. Just don't give up. Good luck.
  4. Great news I hope the follow up C&P for ROM works out and they finish it quickly.
  5. I'm clear on the PTSD. Still waiting ont he SOC for the shoulder. That hasn't been mailed out yet. The SOC for the PTSD states that my SC claim for the shoulder has been approved (in the evidence section) but does not state why or to what percentage. I almost don't care as long as it's 0%. 0% is better than denied. The shoulder was hurt in Iraq but not during combat per se. I hurt it doing comabtives training while in Iraq. It's been messed up ever since.
  6. So far I've heard back about my PTSD. 70% after it was reviewed by a DRO. I was blown away. I heard back about three weeks after the exam. Now I'm waiting for my shoulder results.
  7. RH6

    C+P Exam

    I'm not expert.... But with a GAF of 55 and a strong narrative you might be looking around the 30% level from what I found. Take a look at 4.130
  8. RH6

    Rating Claim

    Is this your SOC or is this the results of your C&P
  9. I was hoping to get a little more feedback... Maybe no one really knows.
  10. RH6

    Wisconsin Has A White Envelope

    That's great! That was really fast if your last C&P was in early September. WOW
  11. RH6

    Well It's Here!

    Congrats! That's great news.
  12. I was diagnosed in 2007 by a Doc at an Air Force base. But it looks like they originally did a poor job on the diagnosis but did list all my symptomology.
  13. Here's my background. Service from 1998 to 2009. Iraq 2003-2004, 13 months Armor/Cav Officer
  14. I often view these pages but this is my first time posting. I'd like to see what you think the outcome of my case might be and the reason why you think that. I'd like to know so when I get my decision I can have a baseline to temper my response. It feels like I'm walking in the dark on this sometimes. Just want an azimuth check. Thanks in advance. Current: 10% tinnitus 0% Foot abnormality (soft pea sized growth near my bunion) 0% adjustment disorder 0% eczema Denied: Shoulder injury PTSD I have submitted my NOD and taken two new C&P exams New information.<BR style="mso-special-character: line-break"><BR style="mso-special-character: line-break"> 7806 Dermatitis or eczema. At least 5 percent, but less than 20 percent, of the entire body, or at least 5 percent, but less than 20 percent, of exposed areas affected, or; intermittent systemic therapy such as corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive drugs required for a total duration of less than six weeks during the past 12-month period............................................................. 10 I was prescribed a corticosteroid for treatment recently. Which the size of the rash on my chest didn't change prior to the new treatment, it DID change once it was prescribed. The treatment is helping. My take, just from the new prescription I can expect this to be bumped from 0%- to 10%. I submitted the medical report to be included in my DRO report. R Shoulder (dominant) This one is confusing. I have submitted buddy statements as to the time and place of my injury (Iraq 2004, during combatives training) and the ongoing loss of use while in service. I did not have a preexisting condition. results abduction 0-90 with complaint of pain at end of motion forward flexion 0-80 with complaint of pain at end of motion external rotation 0-65 with complaint of pain at end of motion internal rotation 0-70 with complaint of pain at end of motion AND snapping sensation during the maneuver of shoulder with pain. Apprehension test is positive and sulcus sign is positive. Diagnosis: Mild subluxation of the right shoulder with chronic tendonitis Is this rated under 5200 or 5201. And if so, where do I stand? Does the pain and tendonitis matter? PTSD AXIS I PTSD Axis II deferred Axis III See medical record Axis IV Problems with primary support group, occupational problems, problems relating to social environment Axis V 55 I am employed. There are 18 total pages of the assessment for the PTSD exam. It took over 2 hours. I thought she was very thorough. I also submitted a statement from my wife detailing the last six years worth of problems and I also wrote a statement detailing why I felt I did in fact have PTSD and not adjustment disorder. It also said that I did meet the criteria for B, C, D without getting into all the detail. Degree of severity: Moderate Chronic Bottom line, I think I have met the level for PTSD recognition. Now for the levels. Under 9440 I’m somewhere in-between because I don’t have continuous panic attacks. But I do “weekly or less often” I feel like I fit the 30% level almost to a “T”. I don’t have impaired judgment but do have difficulty in “establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships”. My panic attacks aren’t as often as outlined in the 50% level. Social impairment in judgment thinking, family relations, work, mood: YES (with examples) Judgment :NO Stressors are outlined in the report. It was noted in my files I was diagnosed with PTSD in 2007 but that was either overlooked or disregarded in my initial claim. Who knows. Occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity due to such symptoms as: flattened affect; circumstantial, circumlocutory, or stereotyped speech; panic attacks more than once a week; difficulty in understanding complex commands; impairment of short- and long-term memory (e.g., retention of only highly learned material, forgetting to complete tasks); impaired judgment; impaired abstract thinking; disturbances of motivation and mood; difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships ............... 50 Occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational tasks (although generally functioning satisfactorily, with routine behavior, self-care, and conversation normal), due to such symptoms as: depressed mood, anxiety, suspiciousness, panic attacks (weekly or less often), chronic sleep impairment, mild memory loss (such as forgetting names, directions, recent events) ...................................................... 30 Occupational and social impairment due to mild or transient symptoms which decrease work efficiency and ability to perform occupational tasks only during periods of significant stress, or; symptoms controlled by continuous medication .................................................................................. 10 What are your thoughts? Thank you.

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