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So just got a provider message from my cardiologist that he wants to get some ankle brachial pressure index readings done on me for the next 3-4 weeks. Anyone know what this entails? Am I going to be wearing a monitor or something at work? Also, I am already rated at 60% with CAD secondary to DMII. Does atherosclerotic vascular disease affecting the lower extremities have its own rating schedule despite already being rated for CAD at 60%?
I submitted a follow on claim four years after my initial claim for worsening conditions. I got a notification (accidentally) from QTM to schedule two C&P exams about 30 miles in opposite directions. I live in NYC. Being an 8D, I checked out the doctors. For PTSD, I was assigned a child psychologist. For my back and ankles, I was assigned a nurse practitioner with no specialized experience in osteopathic or neurologic disorders. I cancelled all the appointments and call the VA. I asked to have my C&P exams conducted only at a VA facility near me. Chad, the nice VA guy said he would change my preference but it would take longer to get my C&P exam. I am at 90% and want professionals in the fields for which I am being prodded. Was this a good or bad move? Thanks to all of you and mostly T-Bird.
I have been diagnosed by my Medicare provider that I have peripheral artery disease in my legs. I was serving on the USS Holland (AS32) in 1968. The day I reported aboard in February 1968 I had to go down a flight of stairs to check in. The very first step I took I slipped and fell down the stairs on my right hip and leg. I just worked through the pain the rest of my enlistment but in recent years I have gotten to where I can’t walk without a cane. I was given a 50% disability for having served in Vietnam but I think I should have been at least 70% I can’t even prove that I served on the Holland let alone how to prove that I was injured by the fall on the staircase.