Nonetheless, congratulations! Take care and enjoy!Yea I had a good idea what it was going to be by looking at the VASRD conditions and ratings. Just the hardest part was the wait. Got a lot of education of everything by using this site and by knowing quite a few people along with myself going through the medical board process both in the Coast Guard and Navy. I'm not going to challenge it because that is a whole other ball game that I don't want to get into. Got a good job on the outside so now I am awaiting discharge whenever that will be.
I can do my job however, some days I have to go to the ER and get quarters mid day for a few days, or try to tough it out. Another aspect is, I none World Wide deploy-able; cannot do any aspect of the PT Test accept the waist measurement. It's a struggle to meet standards every day and its taking a tole on me mentally. I look at it as if it is hard to meet a standard while my peers exceed it. How am I supposed to go on, I mean my evals and progress. I am depressed and very paranoid. I have been going to the mental doctor for the last two months on base. Its hard to live and be proud of the service I do on a daily basis. I feel that I have lost a lot of hope and no one is there to help besides judge and perceive me as either faking or being a nefarious little ****. The MRI's don't lie and the pain is only getting worse; had an epidural on my back a few weeks ago and I have new symptoms in my left leg, buttocks, and genitals.Honestly man just take a breath and let the process take it's time. There worst thing I did during my process is worry and fret about what was going to happen. All you can do is go to your appointments and play the game until everything is complete. The process for the Coast Guard and the Air Force is a little different, but it does seem like you will be going to a Medical Evaluation Board/PEB. Im not even going to lie to you, most Boards end up in separation of some sort either retired or medically separated so I would start getting your ducks in a row just in case. Do you feel as if you can do your job in the Air Force?