HYT vs PEB

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  1. Not in the brochure

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    Let me start by giving a quick run down on my history. I rolled my ankle (completely inward) during squadron pt in 2011. I went to the ER because I couldn't walk and some was very wrong. X-rays didn't find anything and I was on qtrs for 24hrs. (FF three mo) I noticed a baseball size knot on the side of my ankle, the docs were not helping and said I was trying to get out of a PT test and was faking it. Now I'm on flying status and flyers tend to lie about their conditions just so they can fly, I couldn't fly and wanted to, but the pain was bad. So, after appt 15 or so, a new doc took one look at my foot and ordered an MRI. (this took another three weeks to get into) After my MRI results were read I was called and told I needed surgery. Ok, after my surgery I developed RSD/CRPS This developed in May of 12, I had a Nuerostimulator implanted in Dec 12. I have done all the appts with the VA in May 13 (that was a treat)and is now in the MEB process at Randolph. Now to my question. I hit HYT and I am beyond 30% I'm sure they will say other wise but I have other issues with me besides CRPS. I fear they will return me to duty just to HYT me out and shirk on their responsibility. What do I do?
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    I need to edit before I post, geeze.
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    ceilingfan PEB Forum Veteran

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    lol. You can edit after you post if you catch an error.

    Anyway, to your issue. Excuse my ignorance but what HYT, RSD and CRPS? Also, are you active duty?
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    I am AD and thanks for the tip on the edit thingy. HYT is High Year Tenure, RSD/CRPS is a chronic pain/nerve disorder. I also have Major Depressive with anxiety disorder as well. I have been in for 15 and didn't make rank so, it's the door for me. this is going on in the middle of the MEB process. They are saying it's not a factor in all this, but I have been around and seen the AF do some things to people as a passive aggressive punishment for this. I fear I will not be considered for retirement even though my commander wrote a fantastic letter to the board suggesting med retirement for me. He is behind me all the way, but the folks at the board may deem other wise because I missed rank. I did 15 good years of service, and I want to walk away knowing I got a fair shake. I have a lot wrong, if they decided to return me to duty to punish me for not making rank I'm not going to be happy. They won't admit that's what it's for.
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    ceilingfan PEB Forum Veteran

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    I see your concerns as being completely separate, independent. The MEB and PEB is to only determine if you can continue doing your job in the AF due to your medical conditions. They should not consider any possible admin action taken by your unit or whatever.
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    I figured it would be separate, but they can do what they want. I have seen other posts about my conditions and it seems like I may get the med retirement. I'm not banking on it, because each case is different. I just want fairness in the matter. I am living with pain everyday and I now use a cane three days a week. I'm ready for this journey to end.
  7. Warrior644

    Warrior644 PEB Forum Veteran

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    Welcome to the PEB Forum! :)

    I concur with ceilingfan! One concern isn't congruent to the other; therefore, hopefully the IDES clinicians/ administrators and your military chain-of-command remain professionally sound throughout the performance of their assigned duties.

    Thus, I quite often comment that "possessing well-informed knowledge is truly a powerful equalizer."

    Best Wishes!
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    Warrior644 PEB Forum Veteran

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    As a current sufferer of severe daily pain, I totally comprehend your medical condition(s) situation. My PCM consistently states that the double digit multitude of prescription medications I am currently taking will never totally remove the pain; it shall only "take the edge off" so that I can potentially perform activities of daily living (ADL).

    Nonetheless, never default acceptance to potential injustice while championing for well-earned and well-deserve military disability compensation to include future military healthcare benefits after separation/retirement. :cool:

    That all said, I wish you much success with your pain management treatments for extended relief.

    Thus, I quite often comment that "possessing well-informed knowledge is truly a powerful equalizer."

    Best Wishes!

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