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  1. Jessica D.

    Dr. says I'm fit for duty?!?!?!?!?

    It's been a long time since I have been on here. But, I went in for my first TDRL evaluation in November (I had degenerative disc disease with a herniation at L5-S1 that required emergency surgery), and the neurosurgeon who evaluated me said "at this time I'd place no restrictions on her...
  2. Jessica D.

    Address change after IPEB findings.

    I've been done with the whole PEB process for a while, and I should be getting a re-evaluation soon. But I have a new address and I'm not sure who I should contact to update that information. Any ideas?
  3. Jessica D.

    Accepted findings today.

    Welcome! I hope you find everything you're looking for here. Please let me know if I can help in any way.
  4. Jessica D.

    Accepted findings today.

    Sorry for the delay on this one, but here's my breakdown on my unfitting conditions. Lumbar Spondylosis- 40% diagnostic code 5239 Cauda Equina Syndrome with neurogenic bladder left lower extremity- 20% (bilateral factor applied) diagnostic codes 7542-8620 Cauda Equina Syndrome with neurogenic...
  5. Jessica D.

    Retirement...

    I think I have the answer to this one. When I signed my official findings, I got to pick a day within 60 days. And, the guy counseling me said that my leave should be taken before that date.
  6. Jessica D.

    Accepted findings today.

    That's my final day-period. I have to have my leave taken before then.
  7. Jessica D.

    Accepted findings today.

    I plan to keep up with things. Gotta pay it forward :)
  8. Jessica D.

    Accepted findings today.

    So, for those who haven't been following, I began my board in May 2012 for degenerative disc disease, cauda equina syndrome. Anyways, I accepted my findings this afternoon. 60% DOD 80% VA TDRL My last day is November 30th. I don't know where I'd be without this site. I have learned more...
  9. Jessica D.

    Findings are back.

    I'm with you there. Without this site, I think I might have gotten screwed over in this process. The people helping me along the way have not been the most forthcoming with information about the process, I've learned just about everything I know about the PEB process from this site!
  10. Jessica D.

    Findings are back.

    I'm sorry. I'm sure I read that somewhere else before. Lol. My bad. Congrats on your ratings though :)
  11. Jessica D.

    Findings are back.

    I guess I'll hear something more when I go to sign my stuff on Monday. The results of that encounter will for sure be going up here somewhere. Jennifer, Where are you stationed?
  12. Jessica D.

    Findings are back.

    Hey there. I think these are the for real ones. PEBLO said that "your findings are back from the PEB". The VA claims my preliminary findings have been in the mail for a couple weeks now. I'm not sure if I'm being retired, but I think I am, from what the VA has told me over the phone. So, do you...
  13. Jessica D.

    Findings are back.

    So, I just got a call from the chief's who do our PEB's. My findings are back, and I go to sign them on Monday. This is going to be a very long weekend, I'm sure. To sum up my timeline- May 2012-board initiated. July 2012-package sent to PEB August 2012-Found Unfit September 6th 2012-Findings...
  14. Jessica D.

    Faxing preliminary ratings

    Urg. They are making me a bit frustrated. My case has gone pretty fast, so I don't think I should complain too much, but it's like this faxing thing is just a myth.
  15. Jessica D.

    Faxing preliminary ratings

    Well, I'm only at about the 10 day mark on it. So, the lady I talked to today, who was a straight b****, had it resent to my house, but told me faxing was "not going to happen".
  16. Jessica D.

    Faxing preliminary ratings

    Is there some kind of magic word or phrase to tell these VA people on the phone to get them to fax my ratings?
  17. Jessica D.

    Retirement...

    They (and by "they", I mean the VA) came back in my stuff pretty quick. Quite a bit faster than I was anticipating. I don't understand why it takes so long for some people's cases. I claimed a bunch of stuff, so I don't get it.
  18. Jessica D.

    Preliminary Ratings

    Yeah, I mean, the folks at the VA (can't tell me my ratings over the phone, of course), but they keep saying things like "I'd be happy", and "congrats on your retirement". So, I'm wondering, what are the odds that the PEB is going to be like, "oh hell no". lol.
  19. Jessica D.

    Retirement...

    How long did it take you from the time you got your proposed VA ratings till you got your retirement date? And, what's the timeline for retirement dates? Like do you get to pick it, and is it within like 60 days or something? How does that part work?
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