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    who to contact?

    Who are good sources to contact to help you through the IPEB process. Who can I contact to help me review my C&P exams and figure if there is somewhere that might deserve a higher rating or can help me with the process of rebutting my initial percentages?
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    It's that time...

    It is finally that time for me to do my C&P exams. I will be leaving Okinawa Japan and flying to Sacramento California. I have a total of 6 appointments scheduled and 14 disabilities listed to be examined. The main one I have will be for my left knee. I have already had 5 knee surgeries, 4 of...
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    VA Form 21-526EZ

    I just received my VA Form 21-526EZ. The only thing I'm curious about is that the Bilateral ankle, right hip pain, and right knee pain are secondary to my primary issue which is Chronic left knee pain and instability. Shouldn't it say something like that on the form so they are counted together...
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    When should i seek counsel

    So at my current point in the MEB process, my case has been accepted and a package has been submitted including my NARSUM, Commanders impact letter and VA Form 21-526EZ. I was told the next step is waiting for a meeting with my VA representative to go over my records. My PEBLO told me not to...
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    NARSUM

    Well everyone its getting that much closer. I received my NARSUM, so I guess you could say things are getting serious. What do you guys think about what my NARSUM says.
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    When will it end...

    Hey everyone, a little background for me so far. I have had 5 knee surgeries. 4 ACL replacements and 1 debrievement. 1 Meniscus transplant and 1 root repair. This equals to 5 total knee surgeries. I was put on an MEB but was ultimately taken off because I was in the process of getting my next...
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    WHY?

    So I have been reading a lot of Disability review board outcomes on Air Force Boards website and have noticed something. I have seen a lot of individuals who have rating changed for bilateral knee pain from 10% to left knee 10% and right knee 10% which would come out to a total of 20%. But if...
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    And so it starts....again

    So I just found out I will be going through an MEB, for real this time. The last one was cancelled because my case was accepted and I had my 4th and 5th knee surgery. I am only about 2 months post op from my 5th surgery and was told an MEB was started. I've been looking into information on...
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    MEB?

    I was talking with one of my supervisors yesterday and he asked me how my MEB was going. I said what MEB, I Just had Surgery 2 months ago. I thought you had 12 months from the time of surgery for recover before they are able to put you in for an MEB? Am I wrong?
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    Whats the difference?

    So I have been reading through the Boards.law.af.mil pages and have been reading a lot of the records and what peoples outcomes have been for different issues. I have been trying to find something similar to my case but that is a needle in a haystack. I did come across one about scarring though...
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    Decisions decisions...

    So I am currently in the process of getting surgery for my knee. I have already had 4 knee surgeries and am scheduled to have my 5th in September. I am tired of having surgery after surgery and it only making things worse. The last surgery they removed my ACL and resected away some of my...
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    Surgery...

    So I am scheduled to have my 4th and 5th knee surgery. It will be a 2 part, first clean and inspect and second surgery to replace and fix. My thing is the doctor told me I HAD to quit smoking or he would not do the surgery. Now I'm curious can he do that? He is actually having me do a nicotine...
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    What is the website?

    I had randomly found it before while searching websites, but cant seem to find it now. What is the website(s) that show percentages for previous MEBs?
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    Did I do the right thing?

    So I just got back from Tripler Army Medical Center and have been scheduled to have my 4th knee surgery on May 24th and a 5th surgery about 4-6 months later. My doctor forwarded my case to one of her colleagues and he doesn't know if another surgery will help my situation. The plan is to go in...
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    So it starts...

    Well today I received my first e-mail referring to the possibility of an MEB. The DAWG identified me as having a potentially disqualifying condition and I have an appointment to have my initial information briefing today. Guess I will learn more about what is going on when I attend the briefing...
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    VA vs. Military compensation

    So I have been trying to do as much research as I can as I am probably going to be going through an MEB soon. But I wanted to find out What is the difference between Military retirement versus VA disability compensation? Hypothetically lets say I go through the med board and I get the 30%...
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    Plain English

    Can someone tell me what my MRI results translate to plain English please? And what the possible surgical results could be. Procedure:MRI, LT KNEE Order Date:20171220175300 Order Comment: NO BRIEF COMMENT Reason for Order: 30 yo M s/p L knee ACLR thrn revision ACLR x 2. No reports ongoing...
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    What are my options/who can i ask for guidance?

    So i just had an appointment with an Ortho Dr. This is following my 3rd ACL reconstruction surgery. I have had 3 ACL reconstruction within a 4 year time period of each other. My most recent surgery was November 2016 and i still have instability, pain, and lots of popping/grinding/catching in my...
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