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Jason Perry

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I am a 15 year active duty Army CPT with sleep apnea, hearing loss, tinnitus, and some sort of movement disorder (still undiagnosed). My symptoms are many: ataxia, resting tremor in jaw, left hand left leg, tingling and numbness in both feet and left hand, fasciculations, fatigue, weakness. In legs (have had to crawl up the stairs to get to bed some nights) sometimes I stumble like a drunk, other times I shuffle like an old man. Have had 2 MRIs, nerve conduction study, lumbar puncture, numerous blood tests, seen 2 neurologists and a nueromuscular specialist. The closest I have got to a diagnosis was a civilian doc who told me I have some of but not all of the symptoms of Parkinson's or Parkinsonism, but I would have to show him progression of symptoms over 6-12 months. At this point I want a diagnosis worse than I want to stay in because I can no longer hide the tremor or poor gait, my Soldiers see it, my BN CDR sees it, everyone sees it. The best I can hope for at this point is a compassionate reassignment that could get me to 17 years and a diagnosis/medication that would improve my symptoms.
tony292,

Welcome! Sorry to hear of your health problems. I hope you can get a diagnosis and treatment.
 

jimmyz701

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I am an AD Air Force First Sergeant, currently stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ, 22+years in currently going through a MEB. Thanks for this website, its been a great help to me and the people under me going through their transitions/medical issues.
 

gimartin

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J. Martin. Active Duty Army with 14+ years. Recently had a career change and am now learning a language here at the Defense Language Institute and busting up my body trying to keep up with all these young, smart Soldiers here.

I am finally addressing some lingering medical issues that occurred after a deployment to Iraq 4 years ago. I will only have about 4 years left until I hit 20 years after I complete all this training and am just trying to make it to the end.

I have only been a member here for a few weeks and am a firm believer that knowledge is power and this forum and its people are a invaluable resource to the military community.

Thanks!
 

vet-bama

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Tony it seems to me that you need to take care of yourself and maybe get into a WTU so they can help you focus on your conditions.

Good Luck!
 

Jlohrke

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Wow, this is my first visit to this sight after being a mostly quiet member for close to a year I believe. I feel a little less than deserving to be introducing myself to so many prior long-timers and lifers. It makes me feel a little inadequate to say the least. I served a little over 4 years in the Army and I was stationed in Germany. My ambition was to be a lifer until my condition hit me out of nowhere. A coincidence that it was within months of a flu shot? Anyways, I have years of experience of dealing with the VA and I have succeeded in getting errors fixed twice by the VA plus admittance of their error. My unfitting condition was fibromyalgia, with other diagnosis of asthma, mild disk degenerative disease, knee injury, myofacial, IBS, chronic migraines. My combined rating is 50% and awaiting appeal on my asthma. There is an abundance of information on here and I believe every one of us has a little information that can help one another out.
 

Shay's Red

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Hello, I have been perusing this site as a guest for several weeks, and I am finally getting around to introducing myself. I am not the military member, my husband is, and he has been in the "medical board process" for about four years. A lot of his delays have been as the result of paperwork issues and his convoluted medical history, but he is seeing some progress now. I joined the site to get some insight to help him along, and hopefully find out when it is necessary to acquire legal assistance. Personally I am a certified paralegal in a very military area that has no attorneys that practice this type of law, so I am trying to keep my options open and get whatever information regarding who can help him and others that come through.
 

Zomglawlz

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I'm John. AD Navy Chief for 16 years. I'm not currently in the MEB process, but it looks to be heading that way after one wasted LIMDU period with no treatment. I've been stationed on both coasts and most recently in Japan where I was injured (TBI). I'm now at Walter Reed in Bethesda for medical treatment. Thanks for all the support and info on the site.
 

gimartin

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Welcome to the forum, Chief. I am sorry to hear about your injuries and wish you a swift recovery. I am fairly new here as well and trust me, there are a lot of people here that know their stuff and offer help that proves invaluable.

I love Japan, by the way. I am in the Army and was stationed in Camp Zama for 3 years. I have 2 kids that were born in Yokosuka Naval Hospital. Beautiful country!
 

AMIL68T

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Hello, I'm new to the site. I have been browsing for a few months now and decided to finally join since my MEB is officially underway/ I've been serving AD since 2006, stationed in Germany and looking forward to leaving the service! Much respect to those who stay in and enlist!
 

mabelg89

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HI, I should have started ETS terminal leave on 12 June...lol...check out my time line. PS I extended my contract to finish med boarding in the IDES process.
 

raliegh70

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Greetings,

My name is Jim Draper, I have 7 years of active duty Army, 7 years in the Air Force Reserve and 5 years in the Army Reserve. I wish I would have found this website sooner as I can see a lot of places where I have made mistakes during my MEB/PEB.

Currently I am assigned to the CBWTU while awaiting my PEB results. Thanks for creating this forum as it is a wealth of information that should be in a briefing when service members have to go through this process.
 

Jcad

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Hey all,

i'm JCad
SFC, USA
13 yrs Active Duty
Stationed somewhere in GA
Currently in the IDES process (Seattle) and waiting on my C & P results & NARSUM.

I've been spending quite a bit of time reading up and educating myself in these forums since the end of June and i'm happy to say i'm well informed because of this site. Thanks to all who have posted and a special thanks to the founder and admins/moderators.
 

skynardsinnards2000

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Hello, I am a US Army Captain with 25 years TIS (23 years 3 months AD, 23 months IRR) I have just started the MEB process. I will be doing all my MEB stuff out of Redstone Arsenal. Like I said I am Active Duty working with the ALNG, a multi component assignment at Ft. Mclellan, Alabama. Well, after 25 years of service I guess I'm alot like everybody else on here, busted up and used up like an old re-thread-haha. I have 233111 on PULHES, P3 profile, OSA with CPAP, DDD bulging and torn disc in the Neck and the lumbar spine (scoliosis) sciatic nerve issues. Shoulder bursitis and OA in both knees. Basically, I can wear boots and uniform. Flexeril and Tramadol are on the menu everyday. Epidurals almost twice a month since May (lower back and cervical). Toradol and Decadron shots often. That about does it. Looking forward to this MEB. I have heard nothing but good things about the MEB for people with over 20 years TIS. Take Care-Heath
 

Jason Perry

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Welcome, Heath!!! Hope all goes well for you through the MEB/PEB process. Good luck!
 

Just-Doc

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Hey all,

My name is John. I live in Honolulu. I was in the Army for almost 9 years as a medic. I deployed three times, most recently to RC South, Afghanistan in 2010. I was hurt pretty badly towards the end of my deployment and spent almost two years at the JBLM WTB recovering before getting medically retired.

Currently, I work for the U.S. Government handling A.D. and Veterans related legislative issues.
 

Jason Perry

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Hello, John!

Welcome! I hope you find the forum helpful and also that you can offer insight (especially on legislative matters).

I responded to your private conversation/message.
 

Just-Doc

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Hello, John!

Welcome! I hope you find the forum helpful and also that you can offer insight (especially on legislative matters).

I responded to your private conversation/message.

Jason,

I appreciate it.

I will offer what guidance where ever I can.
 

deaddebate

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I'm AD Air Force 4E NCO, currently in the Medical Standards Management Element of my installation. I hope to answer questions related to I-RILO and annual RILO processing, Duty Limiting Condition Reports (AF 469) and related coding (31, 37, 81, & ALC), Retraining (Vol or Nonvol), and Flying Waivers. I am an active member at Base Ops and AFEF.
 

Warrior644

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I'm AD Air Force 4E NCO, currently in the Medical Standards Management Element of my installation. I hope to answer questions related to I-RILO and annual RILO processing, Duty Limiting Condition Reports (AF 469) and related coding (31, 37, 81, & ALC), Retraining (Vol or Nonvol), and Flying Waivers. I am an active member at Base Ops and AFEF.

Welcome to the PEB Forum! :)

Indeed, any potential forthcoming information shall definitely aide PEB Forum members and all others who are in need of pin-pointed assistance within your specialty areas. Thanks, and take care!

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

Best Wishes!
 
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