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Third Try To Get Ptsd


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I was stationed in Germany and got attached to a unit that was going to desert storm, I'm a female.

my rank was SGT/E-5,

I didn't have a particular job assignment, I drove for a LT. for about a month then got sent on some of the dumbest details. yes I was an E-5

anyway after we landed we were in this hangar then we went to the field, the following day I was detailed out to go and police up the area where we left our vehicle stopped we got out and bodies were just everywhere.

I don't remember anything after that until I wake up in my cot.

I know we were not sent there to clean up that, it was just one of those things.

no one talked about it and to my knowledge no one ever said anything to me about the situation, then again I was an attachment, I didn't know anyone in this unit, you know you speak to people but you are not one of them.

when I get back to Germany shortly after my husband and I separate, I get stationed in texas and soon after I ETS.

I started getting a check for a surgery I had while in service I didn't expect it, but was glad to have it.

about 11 yrs later I began having issues with the surgery and I contacted VA about an increase, I was sent to comp&pen the man I had to speak with enlightened me about the medicines that I was being prescribed and advised me on things that I should put a claim in for and there starts my new war.

presently I'm receiving social security disability and 50% combined service connected for various issues and not one of them are PTSD for which I keep getting rejected

I'm on husband number three and he is a remarkable man for all that I have put him thru.

here is where I am today

I'm trying to get buddy letters from my family who doesn't speak to me

I'm trying to write a stressor letter

and I'm trying to get a doctor to write a NEXUS letter

I did nine years eight months active duty then ten years five months TSA

please someone give me instructions on what I should do this time around

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I was stationed in Germany and got attached to a unit that was going to desert storm, I'm a female.

my rank was SGT/E-5,

I didn't have a particular job assignment, I drove for a LT. for about a month then got sent on some of the dumbest details. yes I was an E-5

anyway after we landed we were in this hangar then we went to the field, the following day I was detailed out to go and police up the area where we left our vehicle stopped we got out and bodies were just everywhere.

I don't remember anything after that until I wake up in my cot.

I know we were not sent there to clean up that, it was just one of those things.

no one talked about it and to my knowledge no one ever said anything to me about the situation, then again I was an attachment, I didn't know anyone in this unit, you know you speak to people but you are not one of them.

when I get back to Germany shortly after my husband and I separate, I get stationed in texas and soon after I ETS.

I started getting a check for a surgery I had while in service I didn't expect it, but was glad to have it.

about 11 yrs later I began having issues with the surgery and I contacted VA about an increase, I was sent to comp&pen the man I had to speak with enlightened me about the medicines that I was being prescribed and advised me on things that I should put a claim in for and there starts my new war.

presently I'm receiving social security disability and 50% combined service connected for various issues and not one of them are PTSD for which I keep getting rejected

I'm on husband number three and he is a remarkable man for all that I have put him thru.

here is where I am today

I'm trying to get buddy letters from my family who doesn't speak to me

I'm trying to write a stressor letter

and I'm trying to get a doctor to write a NEXUS letter

I did nine years eight months active duty then ten years five months TSA

please someone give me instructions on what I should do this time around

Welcome.

I'm moving your post to the PTSD forum.

Members can provide better guidance if you post exactly

all and what is stated from the Reasons and Bases section

of the denial/s for SC of PTSD.

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Good luck, fighting with va is tough. I wish you the best. I am also fighting ptsd claim with va. I think it's little easier for me Because of my mos (machine gunner) and two deployments to Iraq (combat action ribbon as well). I never thought I have to prove I have ptsd with my background.

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Good luck, fighting with va is tough. I wish you the best. I am also fighting ptsd claim with va. I think it's little easier for me Because of my mos (machine gunner) and two deployments to Iraq (combat action ribbon as well). I never thought I have to prove I have ptsd with my background.

the first time I went to an evaluation the lady I spoke with made me feel like crap. the second time I was scheduled I had a panic attack in the parking lot, my husband had to take off work and come and get me.

I do ok chatting online but face to face with anyone is a bit difficult.

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Sounds like you got a dog in this fight. You might spend a few bucks on an outside opinion from a local shrink. Also, do a lot of reading and this site can keep you busy.

Good Luck and keep fighting.

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I remember going to a little village in Vietnam that had been attacked the night before. The civilian defense force had apparently done their job and killed some VC. They had their bodies spread out for us to see how good they had done. There were flies, stink, brains and guts. We did not do it so no after action report as far as I know. It stuck in my mind for quite a while. I was in this Civic Action squad. We were supposed to be making friends with locals. I never thought about filing any sort of PTSD claim based on this, but being exposed to mutilated dead bodies is a stressor. We are supposed to all be children of God, but we stink like road kill in tropical heat when we are dead and above ground.

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just an update,

I finally finished my stressor letter and I had to pay out of pocket to the doctor that did my exam for social security disability to write a NEXUS letter.

my brother and sister will not write a letter for me or even sign a letter that I write.

any suggestions for a buddy letter?

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