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  1. Hello everyone, I came across this site a couple of days ago and have been stalking it every since and decided to finally post. I came across this site because I started searching for like minded people that understands what I'm going through as far as dealing with the VA, compensation, and pain (physical, emotional, mental not to mention the extra layer that's added by the va). I am currently receiving 20% rating which is not nearly enough for the "damage". It has been really hard dealing. Long story short (hopefully some can relate and share your experience). I went into the military at 18 in Dec 2003. I got stationed in NM and in May 2005, I fainted out of the shower and woke up on the marble floor eventually. Now on top of that i was dealing with depression and some insomnia. I went to the drs about 2-3 weeks later because I was in pain, he told me that with my injury I wouldn't be able to deploy (which was one of the main things I wanted to experience) so I was even more depressed. At that time a program came up that allowed active duty members to switch to ANG so I did it. I was dealing with the same issues then and could not participate in pe. In 2008, I left my job because of my issues and was trying to get help but va was giving me the run around. I ended up going in deep depression because of my situation, not working, constant pain and va wasn't helping me. I got married in 2009, felt bad because I was helping, so I tried a part time job in 2010. I was only working 16 hrs a week (administrative work) but it was very hard and painful and I used to get very behind. Almost every night my husband was coming to my job after work helping me or we would go back at night or weekends to finish. It was embarrassing. I finally stop working there in 2013 because I couldn't take it anymore and I was starting to make to many mistakes, and couldn't focus or concentrate. So I haven't worked a full time job since 2008 and haven't worked at all since June 2013 all due to my issues from the military. Through out my va files it show that have brought up the pains etc since when it happened except for the depression and insomnia. I was embarrassed to talk about my depression and I thought you only really tall about if your suicidal. PLEASE BE AWARE THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS AT 21YRS OLD! I made a lot of mistakes dealing with the VA because I didn't tell them a lot. Like I didn't know I could have been medically released from active duty. So now I'm ready to fight back again because I just can't go on through this crazy cycle. From the constant pain to depression to insomnia (currently 2:51am) to anxiety I feel like I'm going crazy. So many ppl I know are telling me to not give up and reading the info here has helped so much. I am actually really nervous because I've been known to be the "tough" and independent one and I've always dealt with all this privately even not telling my husband everything. The hardest thing is accepting that I need help. I just hate going to c&p because it's already hard to go in and admit my problems and they look at me with there judgmental eyes because I'm "young". I have been dealing with this for {unbelievably} 9yrs. Now that I am older and wiser than before I'm ready to go at it again. I'm just going to trust God and know that He knows MY truth. So I will be here sharing what happens and hope to get and give great feedback. I'll be praying for you all as well because I KNOW what some of us is going through and the financial stress is no joke on top of the injuries.
  2. Hello everyone, I came across this site a couple of days ago and have been stalking it every since and decided to finally post. I came across this site because I started searching for like minded people that understands what I'm going through as far as dealing with the VA, compensation, and pain (physical, emotional, mental not to mention the extra layer that's added by the va). I am currently receiving 20% rating which is not nearly enough for the "damage". It has been really hard dealing. Long story short (hopefully some can relate and share your experience). I went into the military at 18 in Dec 2003. I got stationed in NM and in May 2005, I fainted out of the shower and woke up on the marble floor eventually. Now on top of that i was dealing with depression and some insomnia. I went to the drs about 2-3 weeks later because I was in pain, he told me that with my injury I wouldn't be able to deploy (which was one of the main things I wanted to experience) so I was even more depressed. At that time a program came up that allowed active duty members to switch to ANG so I did it. I was dealing with the same issues then and could not participate in pe. In 2008, I left my job because of my issues and was trying to get help but va was giving me the run around. I ended up going in deep depression because of my situation, not working, constant pain and va wasn't helping me. I got married in 2009, felt bad because I was helping, so I tried a part time job in 2010. I was only working 16 hrs a week (administrative work) but it was very hard and painful and I used to get very behind. Almost every night my husband was coming to my job after work helping me or we would go back at night or weekends to finish. It was embarrassing. I finally stop working there in 2013 because I couldn't take it anymore and I was starting to make to many mistakes, and couldn't focus or concentrate. So I haven't worked a full time job since 2008 and haven't worked at all since June 2013 all due to my issues from the military. Through out my va files it show that have brought up the pains etc since when it happened except for the depression and insomnia. I was embarrassed to talk about my depression and I thought you only really tall about if your suicidal. PLEASE BE AWARE THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS AT 21YRS OLD! I made a lot of mistakes dealing with the VA because I didn't tell them a lot. Like I didn't know I could have been medically released from active duty. So now I'm ready to fight back again because I just can't go on through this crazy cycle. From the constant pain to depression to insomnia (currently 2:51am) to anxiety I feel like I'm going crazy. So many ppl I know are telling me to not give up and reading the info here has helped so much. I am actually really nervous because I've been known to be the "tough" and independent one and I've always dealt with all this privately even not telling my husband everything. The hardest thing is accepting that I need help. I just hate going to c&p because it's already hard to go in and admit my problems and they look at me with there judgmental eyes because I'm "young". I have been dealing with this for {unbelievably} 9yrs. Now that I am older and wiser than before I'm ready to go at it again. I'm just going to trust God and know that He knows MY truth. So I will be here sharing what happens and hope to get and give great feedback. I'll be praying for you all as well because I KNOW what some of us is going through and the financial stress is no joke on top of the injuries.
  3. I am kinda new here. I joined a few years ago but never received any emails. After visiting with another member, I came back to check my email settings. I still didn't get any notifications via email. I found the very helpful link in the help section that told me I needed to subscribe/follow a topic.. DUH.. No wonder I didn't receive any emails.. I only read posts... I promise not to be a stalker..I mean. ...reader only and follow more posts/messages. About myself: My husband is presently 60% SC. 50% for PTSD, 10% Hypertension secondary. He has a claim in for increase/IU. He had two C&P exams coming up. The BH exam is scheduled for one hours then he has a medical exam lasting 3 hours. He had one BH C&P exam in Aug 2011. The claim was denied and we quickly ask for a reconsideration. The examiner wrote in this exam a list of his medical problems and then wrote " These problems may be aggravated by PTSD". There are other statements made which I pointed out in my SOC. Even in his initial PTSD exam back in 2005 gave support to his PTSD and IU. We sent four nexus letter, three since the reconsideration. The first one and two of the newer dated ones are from VA doctors. I also sent the signed insurance wavier form a VA doc stating he was P&T and unemployable before collected from data in the VA medical records since 2003. I co-own a few Yahoo Veteran Groups where I met one of the Hadit administrators a few years ago, and received the invite here. Now I hope I have figured out this site. I hope to see more from here.
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