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billy2

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I had a C&P today for IU and it lasted about one hour and 45 minutes. We reviewed all the physical things that I have wrong with me. She went over the diabetes and peripheral neouopathy which I am service connected for. We then went over my CAD,Hypertension, and COPD which are not service connected right now. We reviewed what I could do physically. I said I could't stand for long periods of timebecause of the PN. I also said I can't lift anything over 25 lbs and I also stated that can't use a snowblower and similar tasks like that. She said who said you can't lift over 25 and use a snowblower and I said my heart doctor, who she also goes to. So we finally got past the physical part of working it got a little tricky.

Okay you can't do physical labor but what would stop you from doing office work? Can you physically do office work? I said that I guess that I could physically do office work. BUT mentally I can't do office work because of my issues that I have that are related to PTSD. The lady then said that she is only concerned with the physical aspects of working. She said that I will be able to bring that up next week when I have a C&P for PTSD. I hope that they wait for a decision on IU until I have my C&P for PTSD.

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I hope that they wait for a decision on IU until I have my C&P for PTSD.

I feel it would be best for VBA to NOT make a decision on IU

until after your C&P for PTSD. After all you stated your PTSD

would have a negative effect on your doing office work so why

in the world wouldn't you want that considered in your claim for IU.

carlie

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Billy2,

Good that you wrote your notes here for comment. Try my best to keep my own exam notes too. Your comments remind me of my c&p for iu last month for general medical conditions, I mentioned mh many times but report doesnt show that. Maybe its standard procedure and not on their list. Still praying for correct decision on your claim and mine.

Question. do you have claim in for the CAD, hypertension and COPD? If so, did you tell the doc that? or that you were submitting a claim for those? Also, do you get SSDI already as well?

All the best to ya and hang in there, Fridays coming!!

Cowigrl'up2009!

I had a C&P today for IU and it lasted about one hour and 45 minutes. We reviewed all the physical things that I have wrong with me. She went over the diabetes and peripheral neouopathy which I am service connected for. We then went over my CAD,Hypertension, and COPD which are not service connected right now. We reviewed what I could do physically. I said I could't stand for long periods of timebecause of the PN. I also said I can't lift anything over 25 lbs and I also stated that can't use a snowblower and similar tasks like that. She said who said you can't lift over 25 and use a snowblower and I said my heart doctor, who she also goes to. So we finally got past the physical part of working it got a little tricky.

Okay you can't do physical labor but what would stop you from doing office work? Can you physically do office work? I said that I guess that I could physically do office work. BUT mentally I can't do office work because of my issues that I have that are related to PTSD. The lady then said that she is only concerned with the physical aspects of working. She said that I will be able to bring that up next week when I have a C&P for PTSD. I hope that they wait for a decision on IU until I have my C&P for PTSD.

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You were honest. Thats a good thing. She was telling you that your PTSD C&P will be the deciding factor. Don;t worry

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Billy2, sure sounds like you did fine. Examiners are different but the basic exam should be the same. In my case for IU the exams have been for physical sc conditions and PTSD.

Anythings possible especially with all the rain lately,

best to ya!

Cg'up2009!

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Cowgirl,

I had a claim for CAD and hypertension as secondary to DM2 and it was rejected. My heart Dr. didn't want to write a nexus letter for me. He had no problem charging $48,000 for the stint that was put in. If or when I get the claim for PTSD approved I may file for those two things as secondary to PTSD. As far as the COPD, which is mild, I don't see a nexus for that. Today the C&P person told me I had flat feet and and a mild case of varicose vains. She also said that I see by your records that you drank quite a bit. The lady at the mental health department that I deal with for meds was really into the drinking part of my history. Its a long process dealing with the VA and very frustrating and I sometimes feel that I was better off before I was told that I suffered from PTSD. I knew I had issues but I didn't realize that it was this bad.

Bill

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