Be your own advocate here. I would ask your Neurologist is she would be willing to put in writing her professional opinion in regards to your diagnosis and that your service more likely than not aggrevated the condition resulting in further progression of the disease than is notmally seen.I have re-engaged with my Med folks and been given a checklist to start the LOD process. She stated that we can submit it and see what AFRC says when they send it up? No real reassuring, but at least they're doing something? I explained that I just want my case to be handled properly and called the correct name. I did ask my Neuro specialist Dr. about the 'preexisting, born with it' statement my Flt Doc stated, and she said that was a crock! There is no way to prove that and shouldn't be called that. Hopefully it works out?