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hello everyone,

my appointment is for this friday at 3:00pm at RAO Clinic, and 5:00pm PM Clinic.

What is RAO? radiology?

What is PM?

I receive 90% now, applied for TDIU about six months ago. I am nervous about it.

What will they ask me?

Does everything hang on this one Exam?

Why is there no appointment for psychiatry? (my largest claim at 70%).

Any help or soothing words would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Beth

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i think the pm clinic is your mental eval

rao is for joints,bones,spine ,back etc

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Hi Beth,

I applied for TDIU 6 months ago. I was seem by a medical and a psychiatry doctors for 2 exams.

Does everything hang on this one Exam? I don't know!!! Just tell the doctors the true about the S-C injuries keep you from working. You may want to bring a letter from your doctor staying that your S-C keep you from working. I'm waiting for the VA to say yes to my claims. Good luck............................................................................

..Maurice

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i think the pm clinic is your mental eval

rao is for joints,bones,spine ,back etc

thanks, simple fly.

my ability to decode acronyms is failing me.

that makes sense, RAO for the left ankle and PM for the psych eval.

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Not sure if I can answer, but my experience with c&p exam for tdiu, focused on muscoskeletal issues, scars etc. The dr used my 'current' VA medical notes such as xrays, other exams. In my c&p notes, seemed like they ignored noting behavioral health issues (also one of my larger sc %). Am prepping my NOD with mental health highlighted as reason for iu claim. Not sure if you (or I) can ask that be 'assessed' or what a VSO would advise. Maybe someone else here can tell you and me how MH is 'weighed' for tdiu.

Best to ya,

Cowgirl

Why is there no appointment for psychiatry? (my largest claim at 70%).

Any help or soothing words would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Beth

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Hi Beth,

I applied for TDIU 6 months ago. I was seem by a medical and a psychiatry doctors for 2 exams.

Does everything hang on this one Exam? I don't know!!! Just tell the doctors the true about the S-C injuries keep you from working. You may want to bring a letter from your doctor staying that your S-C keep you from working. I'm waiting for the VA to say yes to my claims. Good luck............................................................................

..Maurice

Well, I assumed that it was primarily my major depressive disorder that kept me from working. I was diagnosed (while on Active Duty) and have been treated for nearly 15 years now.

I do not have a good working history since the Army, and I didn't finish my Vocational Rehab benefits. I fell into another black hole.

thank you for wishing me luck. i think i have an excellent claim, but with the appointment approaching. I am getting anxious. :lol:

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Not sure if I can answer, but my experience with c&p exam for tdiu, focused on muscoskeletal issues, scars etc. The dr used my 'current' VA medical notes such as xrays, other exams. In my c&p notes, seemed like they ignored noting behavioral health issues (also one of my larger sc %). Prepping NOD with mental health highlighted as a valid issue to be addressed. Not sure if you can ask that be 'assessed' or what a VSO would advise. Maybe someone else here can tell you and me how MH is 'weighed' for tdiu.

Best to ya,

Cowgirl

One doctor is a psychiatrist and the other appointment is for radiology. (I guess my messed up left ankle.)

Is there an outline that the docs go by?

You mentioned scars, i have severe psoriasis (over 70% of my body, including my scalp). It is very obvious, and I can FEEL when people are looking at it. My MDD probably does not help my state of mind either.

A cashier at Big Lots said to me yesterday, "oh you have psoriasis! wow! you sure have it bad." then she showed me a small plague on her left wrist and said "see, i have it too." at that moment i was not thinking about how i looked, i was enjoying my trip to the store. I know she meant no harm, but it embarassed me and obviously still bothers me.

is the fact that my skin condition is so unsightly and uncomfortable, it could preclude me from working in addition to my major depressive disorder?

i dont know. :lol:

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