Sorry for my last post. I was angry and had every right to be. I am not taking out the language because I am an Army Wife and we do tend to use these words.
Bryan received his TDRL evaluation from the Army on Friday. I read all 15 pages and it looks pretty good for the most part. It was sad to see his diagnosis from the DSM IV but guess he has some issues from all of this. They did state that since he doesn't recieve ongoing counseling (even though he has tired but Tricare DENIED it cause the VA is "counseling" him) that he would need another 6 months to a year and then be evaled again. The Ortho department said that he will never be fit for duty and that would be the ticket to permanent retirement. I doubt he will get it this time since they put that bit in about reval for psych in 6 months to a year.
Tomorrow we have an appointment with the VA Claims Rep and I have marked every medical record to use to fight this. They rated Bryan 0% for his heels, the worst of his injuries. They said he didn't have TMJ, but they are the ones who found it not the Army. They said that his perpherial vision loss was not from the Army, yet they performed his eye surgery and he had it before. But they gave him 10% for acid reflux....makes sense doesn't it? The also said his brittle bones weren't caused by his injuries and he didn't get heterotropic calcification in his knee from the military. He will be having surgery on that bone growing in his knee May 1. I have multiple records where it states he has both. Bryan has been in the Army since he was 18 if he didn't have these problems before he was 18 than the military caused them, period.
I am nervous about fighting this but I know God will take care of us. If we don't get 100% we will have to sell our house that we worked so hard for. I hope they see their faults and change it but battling the government is never easy. They also tried to not rate his TBI so I am bringing everything from the Army eval that says he still has it. I think it will work out, if not I don't know how I will handle this much more stress.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I am so angry so please excuse any foul language. I am utterly exhausted I work all day and take classes at night. I come home and Bryan said they called about his stablization rating from the VA. They are trying to give him 90 fucking percent. 26 medical conditions and 15 surgeries and they are trying to reduce his rate. Hell no! That is 1,084 dollars less a month and we wouldn't be able to afford our house. Getting blown the fuck up for our country and sorry we are cutting the small amount of money we give you a month? NO They lumped in his TBI with his depression and anxiety, sorry two different things. Why is this happening I am to the point of nervous breakdown. They said his TMJ wasn't service connected. His teeth were fine until his weapon jammed his jaw when the IED blew him up. They said that the abnormal bone that is growing in his knee lumps in with the classification of soft tissue wounds and doesn't get it's own rating. REALLY? Cause he is having surgery to get the bone out cause it's grown through his MCL. I am appealing this to death who do I contact?