I-RILO

loganloganlo

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I'm looking for more information, or maybe an AFI that can point me in the right direction.

I've been dealing with back pain for the last two and a half years, about a year and a half ago they figured out I have Syringomyelia.

I was put on a profile for admin duty only July 2017, I went through treatment and nothing seemed to work. My daily job was heavy lifting, including working out which I had to stop to prevent my condition from worsening. They put me on medication to help with the pain, loss of flexibility, and range of motion. Surgery isn't an option because it's to risky of a procedure for the size of my syrinx, so they're just monitoring it's growth every year, with continuing prescribed medication.


Fast forward a little bit to July 2018 I was told that I'm going to go through a MEB, since I can no longer do my job and it's been a year, which they coded me out to start the process. (Within that week I handed my PCM my MEB questionnaire, that I typed out on the computer, in very specific detail on everything over the last two years and a half, that I had gone through from medications, treatments, cause, etc.)

It's now Jan 2019, and my I-RILO letter has still yet to be written by my PCM, and sent off. My DOS is May 2019 and is getting closer and closer.. My PEBLO doesn't have any updates for me, and hasn't since the process started. I've pushed for help from my first shirt, and looking to go that route to hopefully get my commander involved.

Can I do anything else to help push this issue?
 

flyin_dutchman

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I am a reservist, and have just gone thru process. More info is needed from you to determine your situation. Are you AD? Has your MTF done an LOD on you?
The AFI's I have been digging deep into, and that you need to get smart on are: AFI 36-3212, AFI 48-123, and AFI 36-2910. You should arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible to ensure your medical folks at your unit handle your case as should be.

Of special note to help you now: See AFI 36-2910 para 2.1.2 page 13. Bring this to your Shirt's attention, and maybe that'll help move things along?.... (I used this myself and it helped)
 
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Warrior644

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@loganloganlo,

Welcome to the PEB Forum! :)

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

Best Wishes!
 

loganloganlo

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I am a reservist, and have just gone thru process. More info is needed from you to determine your situation. Are you AD? Has your MTF done an LOD on you?
The AFI's I have been digging deep into, and that you need to get smart on are: AFI 36-3212, AFI 48-123, and AFI 36-2910. You should arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible to ensure your medical folks at your unit handle your case as should be.

Of special note to help you now: See AFI 36-2910 para 2.1.2 page 13. Bring this to your Shirt's attention, and maybe that'll help move things along?.... (I used this myself and it helped)
I'm AD, as far as LOD I'm not sure. I miss understood, I'm actually waiting on my NARSUM and haven't even gotten to my IRILO part yet. They've yet to even do anything in that nature, I'm at the point where I've just been sitting for the past seven months coded out. (I need to look what they've got me coded out as 31 or a 37.
 

stevenveteran

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I also have syringomyelia which I have not claimed with the VA as of yet. It measures 1.5mm which is small. I do have pain that I believe is caused by an accident that happened on active duty when a hatch fell on my neck and upper back. I am currently rated 20% for intervertebral disc syndrome/cervical strain at C5 and C6 and rated 20% left lumbar radiculopathy for the active duty accident. My question is should I file a claim for the syrinix and or secondary condition. I also have a small perineural sleeve cyst in the left neural foramen at T1-T2. Any help or suggestions are welcome.
 
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