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63SIERRA

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Ok aside from everything else im battling for, I came to a realization. back in 04 when I fell deathy ill with my service related hepc which at the time was rated at zero percent I was put into a 48 week treatment of chemotherapy that means some very powerful meds that can kill you, and have killed folks., They bring u to the edge of death, to kill the virus. I was very sick most of that year of treatment . incapacitating episodes where I could barely get off the sofa for days, vomiting, 20 lbs weight loss, weakness , tired, abdominal pain, sweating chills,near constant burning diareeha , nausea , depression, rage, ect. I refiled for an increase near the end of my treatment and the va granted comp at 40 percent/. I recently read the regulations, and at least while I was on the chemo, I should have been rated 60 to 100 percent .. ALSO, even if they lowballed me at 60, that would have made me eligible for temporary TDIU. So what I want to know is specifically what I have to do, to try and get my temporary rating of 60 to 100 percent for the year I was being treated.

do I reopen, file a new claim, file a cue claim, file a special claim, ect.

also while I was on the chemo, a side effect is depression, so I was on depression meds for abt a year, and still depressed.

I struggled to pay my bills, and could only do a few service calls a week, and I had to hire my buddy to drive me around because I didnt trust myself, and was scared to faint at the wheel/ I was one sick puppy, and had to work during the hellish treatment of chemo. thse dirty bastards could have told me I was eligible for that compensation. they knew how sick I was my liver enzyme count was over 6.3 million and the liver biopsy said stage 3.5 to 4 out of possible worse 5. liver disease.

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Also during my treatment my eyes started hurting real bad , alot of pressure over my eyes and headache from hell. I went to the doctor, they sent me to an eye doc and temporarily discontinue chemo, . He said retinal detachment, but it was old. I never had been told I had one before? so I think that occured during the treatment, .. it was all like a foggy experience. The interferon is well know to cause retinal detachments because of the pressure it creates on the eyes. It also causes lots of other things, like destruction of islet cells that cause diabetes.

It just seems like a hell of a coincedence that they happened to notice a retinal detachment when I complained that my eyes felt like they were going to pop out of my head.

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Are you talking about the kidney cancer?

38 CFR 4.115b

7528 Malignant neoplasms of the genitourinary system .................................................... 100

Note: Following the cessation of surgical, X-ray, antineoplastic chemotherapy or other therapeutic procedure, the rating of 100 percent shall continue with a mandatory VA examination at the expiration of six months. Any change in evaluation based upon that or any subsequent examination shall be subject to the provisions of §3.105(e) of this chapter. If there has been no local recurrence or metastasis, rate on residuals as voiding dysfunction or renal dysfunction, whichever is predominant.

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I'm so sorry you had to go through that. You are truly a survivor.

Asknod is the EXPERT on HepC. Have you talked with him? You can contact him here on the forum through a private message or through his email listed on his website.

http://asknod.wordpress.com/

He's got a great book which I downloaded to my computer through Kindle. A LOT about HepC in addition to the VA claims process.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=ASKNOD

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FREE, they rated me 30 for removal of my kidney and adrenal gland, I was out of commision for that surgery abt 6 months and they didnt comp me at a higher rate for that time either. im like the poster boy of being screwed by the system.

Free can u explain in layman terms what that reg u posted means thanks

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so here I sit, 2/3 of my liver is diseased becasue of the hepc , my right kidney and adrenal gland was removed, I have service caused major back condition that they wont connect, I have an in service hand injury that they rate at zero, and in service eye injury that they wont connect, had a hernia while on the chemo, sleep apnea, erectile dysfunction, just to name most of them, and im rated at a measley 60 percent. Hell you can get 30 percent just for face acne!!!! I am a desert storm vet with 6 months in combat zone.

The system is VERY broken.

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