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2 Questions not knowing whereelse to post them and they are in a general nature
1. The decision document stated:
Dated June 23, 2009
Claim submitted April 22, 2008
In the decision paper it stated:
We have deferred a decision on the following issues because we need additional information or evidence:
1. Chronic Anxiety
2. High Frequency hearing loss
We have requested a medical examination. You will be notified of the time, and place to report.
In a box on the same page number 2, it states you should have already received a letter about our request. If not please contact our office.
The only examination or documentation I have received was regarding number 2 which was QTC Examination Audiology 31 March 2009
KAY MARIE ARADO M.A.,CCC-A,FAAA
Speech, Language and Hearing Service Providers Audiologist
80 DOCTORS DR HENDERSONVILLE, NC 28792-7290 US
Which I completed. I have no other exams scheduled.
Do I just wait for the VA to act or can I fulcrum the system to schedule the exams by their own document states I should already have?
2. Chronic anxiety. This is tied to question 1 since no exams have been scheduled. I experience panic attacks chronic anxiety but I was a special weapons chief so it was not the sort os thing you would discuss if you choose to keep your job. i have document the orgin with the VA psychologist but does anyone have any suggestions they would putsue in this situation other than what I have done, ie maintain my VA psychologist appointments?
Last and only issue I have is I was denied Lumbar Spine injury with radiating pain. i was in the field artillery for 6.5 year in 155mm qnd 8 inch ronds with a smal frame 5'6" weight 130 lbs. I have an Emergency Room copy of my progress notes, but they naturally saw medical discharge written all over me since I was going to ets in about 2 months, but they did no x=-rays etc, described chief complaint as pain at waist level. Who could dodge an issue better than that? Who would walk in an emergency room for the first time in their life and tell the doctor I have pain at my waist line? That doesn't pass the laugh test. If you can move then do so towards the door. They precribed motrin and said hit the bricks. I went back later to my company medic for a change of medicine, which he gave me anothe nsaid type thing, after I took annual leave to recoup, which I had planned on cashing out.
I have 2 current MRI's which show one screwed uo lumbar with a pinch S1 Root Nerve which i take hydrocodone for. Various buldges, protrusions, extrusion, and degenerative disease.
Any suggestions to pursue a dissagrement with that decision?
If I should break this up and post elswhere please tell me.
Thank you for any help.
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