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    Update on my Transition Post Military

    3 month update, My deferred condition that was originally proposed 10% during the MEB has been reevaluated and I was awarded 40% instead. The reevaluation was performed by LHI instead of QTC. I received my sales tax exemption card from the Oklahoma Tax Commission, hunting/fishing license for...
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    Update on my Transition Post Military

    Great advice Pyro. I am doing my best to only take the medications I absolutely need. I have found more relief for my back pain by using TENS instead of high doses of pain killers.
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    Update on my Transition Post Military

    Two months after medically retiring my VA claim has finalized. I received back pay a few days after that. The main condition I was referred to the MEB for, ME/CFS, was originally awarded 10%, but the VA backtracked their decision and deferred the condition for re-evaluation. I have the C&P exam...
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    Pending PEB

    Very good points. My initial impartial review was agreed upon by the first doctor. I then wrote a lengthy rebuttal and the second doctor agreed with me. The advantage of an impartial review is that it is essentially an appeal opportunity early on that most people never attempt. The only thing...
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    C&P ROM Question

    I've got DDD in the thoracic region. I was rated at 20%, but they also threw in my shoulders because I can't work above shoulder height without extreme pain in my thoracic spine. They were rated at 20% each.
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    Migraine Log question

    Smiller has some really good advice. I've gone through the QTC exams twice. From that I have learned you have to be very specific with your answers. On questions that are verbal only you might end up forgetting to say something important. So writing this stuff down will definitely negate that...
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    Pending PEB

    The impartial review is overlooked by most people. It really helped me out in my case!
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    Congressional Inquiry Success!

    Very well said USAF90210! I hope all of this leg work pays off for future individuals that seek treatment through this medical group. And yeah it did get a lot of attention. I received a letter in the mail the other day from my Senator. With the letter he included a response to his inquiry...
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    pt test tomorrow

    Answer yes to this question "Other medical problems, not already addressed in an AF Form 469, that may prevent you from safely participating in this test or achieving a satisfactory score." If you say yes then the test is supposed to be stopped and then you will be evaluated at the clinic for...
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    pt test tomorrow

    I wouldn't sign that form prior to the test without checking the box that states you are injured and cannot perform the test.
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    Future appointments for PDRL

    What does that process look like?
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    Congressional Inquiry Success!

    I also was approved for a surgery that somehow slipped through the cracks. But I opened my fat mouth to my PEBLO and she got it cancelled. It is good to hear you had a lot of success with getting surgeries during the MEB process. Most people don't get theirs approved.
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    Congressional Inquiry Success!

    Thank you Chaplain Charlie! I also hope this treatment plan brings a maximum level of well being.
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    Congressional Inquiry Success!

    This post is well overdue. I have been swamped with retiring from the Air Force and getting everything set up for school. What I would like you all to gain from this post is that congressional inquiries can be very successful. However, I firmly believe that they should be reserved until all...
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    Need Fast Help - PEB Results Just Came In

    Prior to your package getting sent to the PEB there is an option to request an impartial review of the MEB that was performed. I requested one after they didn't consider my back condition onto the DOD side of the evaluation. The impartial review agreed with the MEB's findings, so I then appealed...
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