Long time lurker, first time poster. Thought I would share my timeline with everyone else. It's amusing, in a slightly sick sort of way. My issues started in about 2002-2004 when I got the anthrax shot after the terrorist attacks. Started having joint pains and limited motion in wrists (slight). Fast Forward to about 2006- now I can't do push ups properly since my wrists won't bend back (told to do them on knuckles by UMO). Move on to 2009- Report to my first shore duty at my 12 yr point. Get told that I can't do pushups on knuckles. Get blown off twice by UMO until I get a new doc. New doc starts saying arthritis, nuclear disqual and sub disqual. In 2010-2011 the doc gets me a variety of appts, ending up in May 2011 with RHeumatologist. TOld I have arthritis, most likely Ankylosing Spondilytis (spine/pelvis) arthritis. I'm supposed to transfer in July 2012 and doc starts MEB process in October 2011. Now I'll use a less crappy format for the timeline: Oct 2011-LIMDU- Start MEB Late Oct/Early Nov 2011- C&P Exams, NARSUM finally done Dec 2011- More C&P exams/X-rays and blood work- finally done with poking and prodding Jan 23, 2012- MEB completed and submitted, signed Feb 23, 2012- IPEB says I'm unfit, forwarded to VA Feb 29, 2012- VA "gets" package for ratings May 30, 2012- Call Va again (I'm skipping about 5 calls and 2 emails) and get told it's in RI. Don't know when it got there. Today 31 May still waiting. Hoping that I'll get my ratings before I hit my EAOS (Sep 2014). Ebenefits still says "review of Evidence" My PEBLO is great. She always looks up my package, even though we both know it hasn't moved in 98 days. She did tell me that last week a bunch of packages moved because the PEB put some pressure on so maybe some motion soon. Good luck to everyone out there.