What is everyone's day to day like?

Sgt zo

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#21
I was reporting for duty evey day until I went on PTDY and terminal leave. my supervisors and everybody around me didn't stress me out they were pretty laid back and gave me my space. but I did have to report in.
 

HealthisWealth

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#22
Yeah I am pretty much on half days at the moment. I also PT next month but I'm curious if there are any consequences to failing it at this point. My command has already said they don't care if I fail it and I have bigger things to take care of.
You shouldn't be taking a PT test. What does your profile says? Mines is checked no for all events. Make sure you verify that! I don't have to take any type of PT test. My COC don't even allow me to do height and weight as well.
 

mr pig

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#23
My PCM has told me I was going to be on walk only profile and no sit ups. 3 times he has said this. 3 times he has not done this. My command doesn't care if I fail my pt test--but I'm wondering if me not being on a profile for my back will hurt my va ratings. I've been going to physical therapy and chiropractor for 4 months for Christ's sake!
 

zerstorer335

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#24
I've had two PEBs.

The first was in the immediate aftermath of my cancer. If I understand it correctly, because I was "medevac'ed" to a base for the diagnosis, treatment, and IDES process (meaning I wasn't assigned to a unit there) my day-to-day *could* have been doing minimal work as an extra body in the clinic as part of the one-man "patient squadron".

What actually happened is I got bored and started "volunteering" full time at the base squadron where folks with my AFSC normally work. They allowed me to work as much as I was able, which quickly turned into a standard full-time schedule. This was good, because my case started with discovering a tumor in March 2009 and the IPEB decision didn't come down until August 2011. That could have been a LOT of time spent milling about in the clinic.


The second one, which I'm currently undergoing, is for the pulmonary fibrosis that was caused by my cancer treatments in 2009, but not noticed and diagnosed until 2015. (Late-onset side effects are one of the little adventures you get to deal with after beating cancer.) For the most part, I'm working an ordinary schedule. But my duties are all kinds of goofy because I was passed over for promotion (partially as a result of my previous PEB experience) before the MEB was initiated, so I'd already been moved out of my regular squadron and into positions that were supposed to afford me better visibility with the higher-ups.

So, while I'm still working full days, I'm not doing what would be considered my normal duties. In fact, I'm currently working in a Wing Staff Agency position that's supposed to be a civilian but was unfilled because we haven't been able to hire a new one for over half a year.

Regarding PT: For my first one, I was exempt for all events. I don't know if that was because of the medical issue, being assigned to the patient squadron, having the "Patient" AFSC, or what, but I didn't take a test for that whole March '09 - August '11 timeframe.

For my current one, I'm just exempt from the cardiovascular event because my lungs are the problem. But I'm still on the hook for waist, sit-ups, and push-ups.
 

zerstorer335

Registered Member
#25
My PCM has told me I was going to be on walk only profile and no sit ups. 3 times he has said this. 3 times he has not done this. My command doesn't care if I fail my pt test--but I'm wondering if me not being on a profile for my back will hurt my va ratings. I've been going to physical therapy and chiropractor for 4 months for Christ's sake!
The VA does its thing by looking at what's actually in your medical files. That's why you'll get to sit down with them and go through your files as a part of your departure from the military, even if you were just doing a standard separation or retirement. So they only care if it's in your records, not if you got a profile for it.

Profiles are a way your doctor communicates with your supervisory chain so those folks can know what your limitations are without your doctor disclosing your details. That's why they'll say "no running more than 100 meters" but not specify WHY you shouldn't be running.
 

GSWarrior2017

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#26
The VA does its thing by looking at what's actually in your medical files. That's why you'll get to sit down with them and go through your files as a part of your departure from the military, even if you were just doing a standard separation or retirement. So they only care if it's in your records, not if you got a profile for it.

Profiles are a way your doctor communicates with your supervisory chain so those folks can know what your limitations are without your doctor disclosing your details. That's why they'll say "no running more than 100 meters" but not specify WHY you shouldn't be running.
Oddly enough, during my C&P and final exams (QTC for the VA), the Dr. asked me about my profile several times. I didn't expect that.
 

Rage

Registered Member
#27
My days consist of
0600 PRT until 0700. Due to my profile I'm allowed to walk 30 mins and nothing else so I get to stand around and "stretch" the rest.
0900 to 1130 I read these forums and busy work if any is given.
1300 to 1700 I read these forums and busy work if any is given.

REALLY REALLY NEED PPL TO WRITE MORE THREADS. Lol

Any ideas would be welcome of things to do to waste time.

Referral 10 22 +12 8.47 13.53 04/13/2017

VA Claims 10 2 -8 6.07 -4.07 04/14/2017

Medical Exam 45 25 -20 41.02 -16.02 05/08/2017

Medical Evaluation Board 35 40 +5 24.89 15.11 06/16/2017

Informal PEB 15 24 +9 27.43 -3.43 07/12/2017

VA Rating 15 7 -8 21.23 -14.23 07/18/2017

PEB Findings 12 12 0 28.93 -16.93

PEBLO Counsel & Soldier Election 13 6.57
PEB Appeal or VA Reconsideration 55 69.20
PDA Action & SecArmy Approval 10 40.51
Transition (Including Leave/PTDY) 45 55.50
Benefits 30 25.81
 

Tages

Registered Member
#28
Hmmm. I'm on unit watch. Nco escort to my room to conduct personal hygiene. Constantly threatened with a chapter 14, and getting kicked out with nothing...
I'm in a large room with 3 other "suicidal soldiers ", and am not allowed to talk until the given allotted hour of personal time in the afternoon.
No sleeping and only allowed to read military books.

I'm Waiting on orders.
 

mr pig

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#29
Hmmm. I'm on unit watch. Nco escort to my room to conduct personal hygiene. Constantly threatened with a chapter 14, and getting kicked out with nothing...
I'm in a large room with 3 other "suicidal soldiers ", and am not allowed to talk until the given allotted hour of personal time in the afternoon.
No sleeping and only allowed to read military books.

I'm Waiting on orders.
That sounds rough man. Hang in there! Hopefully you get orders soon.

My day to day is still shifting towards me stepping out when I feel panic attacks coming on-so I'm better able to avoid them. I'll get through this yet!
 
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