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  1. J

    Need help understanding C&P results...

    Bump....and I would also like to know if Con leave for acdf counts as incapacitating episodes...
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    Beginning the MEB Process

    This just happened to a guy I work with. Bottom line is your orders will say 90 days. The transition office told him they would amend them as he had over 90 days of leave, but then they gave him the run around and he just ate the TDY and didn't take it all. If you want to be stickler for that...
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    hemilaminectomy, microdiskectomy...now possible fusion

    I know a total of 6 people who have had fusions including my own about 2 months ago. The main complaints I hear is sensitivity to cold and some aches and pains, but most of these people will share the stories of losing feeling in their limbs and extreme pain before the fusions or ADR. I put the...
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    Timeline/results are in...

    You said that you got rated 20% from the Air Force for 5243, but you say it was lumbar DDD?? Did you mean C spine DDD like you put on the VA? Thanks for any clarification.
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    PTSD and PDRL over 20 years

    So there lies the question...take the LOS retirement or accept the TDRL? With LOS you can do CDRP and with TDRL I will just sit in limbo. Since I will be in the the IDES the VA numbers will accompany it so I will start collecting on LOS/CDRP upon separation. Anyone else ever been in this...
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    PTSD and PDRL over 20 years

    PTSD is Combat Related. I will be getting MEB for recent Spinal Fusion (C4-7), but also have recently been diagnosed with Chronic PTSD. So they will probably find me unfit for both and I will go on TDRL due to the PTSD? Then I will have to be reevaluated in upcoming years to go to PDRL? Will I...
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    PTSD and PDRL over 20 years

    Anybody ever hear of PDRL with PTSD and how the 50% plays in if you are over 20 years AD?
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    PTSD and PDRL over 20 years

    I will be going through a PEB in the upcoming months and was wondering if the PTSD rating will be included at 50% if I am found unfit. Most of the posts I read here point out that most of the time PTSD percentages are tied to TDRL. I have been informed by Dr and MEB lawyer that since I am over...
  9. J

    11C40, getting P3, What's going to happen to me

    You should see a Neuro-Surgeon for specifics and ensure they do an MRI as they can vary. My original Xray said DDD for C4/5, but 2 MRIs later I was told that I needed C5/6 and 6/7 Fusion with C4/5 Artificial Disk Replacement (ADR). Bottom line is that they should tell you to take it easy for at...
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    11C40, getting P3, What's going to happen to me

    I just had the same surgery (plus and artificial disk at C4/5). At the 90 day (Feb 2012) follow up my Neurosurgeon told me he will give me whatever write up I needed. That is when they can look at the x-ray and assess that the fusion is going as planned. My Family Practice Dr at the Army...
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    C5-7 Fusion (over 20 years in Jan)

    OK...my surgery went well so I am now recovering. It looks like I will be going through appts and about Feb/Mar I will be given a P3 will be given and from there the MEB will start. Here are my questions: Since I am over 20 years Active, when will they tell me it is better to retire with LOS...
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    C5-7 Fusion (over 20 years in Jan)

    I am in the Army. Why did he say that? Because you are/will be separated? My Doctor says that I will be encouraged to just retire, but wants to wait and see how surgery goes. I agree with your assessment though about everyone doing it different, but I just wanted to know if anyone else had the...
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    C5-7 Fusion (over 20 years in Jan)

    I will have a double ACDF next month and was wondering if anyone could tell me if that would disqualify my for future service? I already had ORIF (Plate and screws still) in my ankle and now have a P2 for it (no running). I will have 20 years Active Service in Jan so when they do my P3/MEB I...
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