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Kidney Problem


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A few years ago - also within the 1st year of my retirement from the Army - I contracted kidney cancer in the right kidney. It was removed and all was well - for a while. I now have some issues with my left kidney. it is cystic and loaded with stones and some other problems - not a good situation to be in. The question is as a result of loosing on kidney to a SC problem if my left one goes south and I need a transplant and or dialysis will it be rated as a result of having one kidney due to SC? I am now 80%. I need to look to the future to for the sake of my family and want to make sure we do not have any financial problems if the condition worsens. many thanks.... BTW is there a spell check on the tool bar??????

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http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-...1.0.1.1.5.2.103

This will link you up to VA's schedule os ratings- the whole shibang-

Under 4.115 Genitourinary- that is where Kidney ratings are-

and at BVA web site the have decision showing how they determined ratings on kidney disease-

I put this whole link here because you could have some secondary conditions too due to this disability-which they probably considered in the 80% awarad- but I would check that older rating carefully if I were you and double check the diagnostic codes with the ones in this rating schedule from 38 CFR.

Cool Ribbons! great idea to put them here-

the fifth one down on the left-what is that to denote?

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I your current situation is interfering with employment, had you considering filing a VA form 21-8940 for TDUI?

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-...1.0.1.1.5.2.103

This will link you up to VA's schedule os ratings- the whole shibang-

Under 4.115 Genitourinary- that is where Kidney ratings are-

and at BVA web site the have decision showing how they determined ratings on kidney disease-

I put this whole link here because you could have some secondary conditions too due to this disability-which they probably considered in the 80% awarad- but I would check that older rating carefully if I were you and double check the diagnostic codes with the ones in this rating schedule from 38 CFR.

Cool Ribbons! great idea to put them here-

the fifth one down on the left-what is that to denote?

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http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-...1.0.1.1.5.2.103

This will link you up to VA's schedule os ratings- the whole shibang-

Under 4.115 Genitourinary- that is where Kidney ratings are-

and at BVA web site the have decision showing how they determined ratings on kidney disease-

I put this whole link here because you could have some secondary conditions too due to this disability-which they probably considered in the 80% awarad- but I would check that older rating carefully if I were you and double check the diagnostic codes with the ones in this rating schedule from 38 CFR.

Cool Ribbons! great idea to put them here-

the fifth one down on the left-what is that to denote?

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http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-...1.0.1.1.5.2.103

This will link you up to VA's schedule os ratings- the whole shibang-

Under 4.115 Genitourinary- that is where Kidney ratings are-

and at BVA web site the have decision showing how they determined ratings on kidney disease-

I put this whole link here because you could have some secondary conditions too due to this disability-which they probably considered in the 80% awarad- but I would check that older rating carefully if I were you and double check the diagnostic codes with the ones in this rating schedule from 38 CFR.

Cool Ribbons! great idea to put them here-

the fifth one down on the left-what is that to denote?

The 80% is a total of several problems. I was rated 30% for removal of R-kidney. I guess the real question is, after reading the CFR, that does not explain in detail - is as the remainig kidney is not service related in the sense that it was not claimed in any original claim(s) but is my remaining kidney and if it were not for the removal of the right one, thus leaving one kidney - the left kidney would not be an issue as I would have the right one left. The bottom line is if the left one becomes a serious problem can I submitt a claim based on that thinking. The proxmiate cause of my condition is a result ofv the removal of the right kidney.

BTW the ribbon in question is the Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon.

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I your current situation is interfering with employment, had you considering filing a VA form 21-8940 for TDUI?

At this point it does not prevent me from working though it in painfull at times. Sleeping is 1-2 hours at a time at best throughout the night due to pain on sleeping on that side. But I will try to work as much as possible. It keeps me sane.

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