Don't let it bring you down or stress about it. Truth of the matter is that you helped yourself more than you think. There is transportation help for apointments through the DAV, try them. It is important that you make this apointments. My email is email@example.com get in touch with me and I can help out more. I have been waiting on my claim since 2008 and have not heard much on it, but through the wait I have learned to coach other through their claims.
Well let me tell you that it did in fact hurt my case. I was able to obtain a copy of the report of the QTC Med Group and the Doctors report. I must have pissed her of quite a bit because there is no mention of my flare up in there at all. As a matter of fact she characterized me as calm and composed during the entire session. Maintaining direct eye contact. etc....
There are so many numerous "Lies" in this report. Way to many for me to list. but examples would be:
1.) I told her I was currently under Psychiatric care and treatment at the Local VA Clinic. She stated under mental History. He reports No treatment or Psychiatric disorders.
2.) In the very beginning she states that I did not participate in combat activity.....Yet later on she describes me talking about the dead bodies, Scud Missile Attacks, and fear of attack. ??????
3.) I specifically told her that after the gulf war and once I was transferred to Korea I started drinking heavily. Every day for 31 days. But she characterized me as saying that it was "Socially". She said I was was still abusing the substance. I specific told her that I had not had a drink in over a year.
Dudes and Dudettes! Be forewarned that when you go to your C&P Exam for PTSD or anxiety disorder then DO NOT PISS OFF or GET PISSED OFF at your interviewer. She just ripped me a new one with complete un truths as to what was reported.
I mean shit as simple as this: THERE HAVE BEEN NO MAJOR CHANGES IN HIS DAILY ACTIVITIES SINCE HE DEVELOPED HIS MENTAL CONDITION! I guess that would be the one that she stated earlier that I did not claim to/ nor have!!!!! WTF?????
I broke down in the parking lot today and could not come home from my Rep for over two hours. I guess a breakdown when I can't understand how you can win anything with people like this who inject personal feeling into the mix. She was not even a Psychiatrist actually. Just a doctor.
She said I was a "Reliable Historian". Remember me saying earlier that I got pissed off because I could not remember dates and things that she wanted?
The bottom line. There is nothing I can do about this woman. She was on the rag and I pissed her off and she got back at me! Simple as that! That is justice in our out sourced VA system.
I decided I am not mentally capable of dealing with the ordeal of an appeal when they deny me based on her lies. I have decided to just cancel my surgery for Prostate Cancer, Go back and get some sort of job that I can do, and let the cancer just kill me. That way it is not technically suicide!!!!