Hello, I have almost 19 years in the Navy, i'm right now going through a medboard for recurrent bowel obstruction (requires hospitalization every four months) and PTSD. It's looking like 100% military and VA disability. By time the my board is done i'll have less than a year left, should I take it and run or fight to stay, my doc said he could drag it out. What is the difference in pay and benifits between the two? Would medical retirement knock me out of Tricare for my family? Thank you for your time.