So I have a weird situation. Long story short I had a TBI/Skull Fracture about a year and a half ago. No issues. Was prescribed Wellbutrin for smoking cessation. That along with the scarring on my brain intensely lowered my seizure threshold (Wellbutrin is notorious for this) and I had one major seizure back in September. Stopped taking the medicine and have been fine since. An off base neurologist put me on Keppra “long-term” to make it to where I wouldn’t have another seizure. The seizure triggered this process back in October and I have went through the whole process thinking I would get RTD. I don’t have epilepsy and never have. My commander and PCM both recommended return to duty which is what I ultimately want. I want to stay in and retire. About last week after the Informal board they rated me 20% LUMP SUM SEVERANCE PAY AND MEDICAL DISCHARGE. WTF. Not only is that 10% away from qualifying for “medical retirement benefits” but I don’t want to give up on the Air Force. I’m happy and want to continue this career. I chose to opt out of IDES in the beginning because I was sure that I would be returned to duty and didn’t need a VA rating at this point. My lawyer in this appeal process basically said I shot myself in the foot with that. I’m now in the appeal process working with the lawyers at the Office of Disability Counsel to get a result that I can hopefully return to duty. I’m not really sure what I’m asking here lol, I’m just stressed, tired and anxious to have to fight to keep my job and continue to serve when I hear people at my shop begging and using this process to GTFO and get an even higher rating. I would just appreciate some advice or words of encouragement through this rough time. I’m just tired..