Bottom-line: MEB starts tomorrow. What should I expect? I haven't been assigned a PEBLO yet. Since I'm considered active duty (RC AGR), I am in a weird position. I'm an E7 with 15.5 years military and 140922 TAFMS. Any help would be appreciated!!!
Detail: In 2019 I took a quick trip to a meeting with our HQ staff on a little military a/c. The pilot didn't have enough gas to land at my airport, turn off the plane, and then turn it back on again to continue to their next drop-off for the O6s. They "lowered the prop" and told me I could get off the plan (only E onboard of course). The problem was they didn't lower it enough because the propwash blew me out of the plane and down the stairs. Immediately did a LOD and saw a doc. Swelling in my back prevented my doc from seeing anything on X-rays so they recommended rest and to come back if I had more pain. Seven months later I returned with radiating pain down my legs/numbness, raidating pain in my arms/numbness, and severe back and neck pain/headaches.
X-rays and MRIs showed four cervical bulging discs, one cervical herniated disc, one thoracic bulging disc, and two thoracic herniated discs. My muscle spasms on the right side have caused my ribs to "slip". This means that two of my right ribs keep dislodging and cause additional pain. I've done PT off and on since 2020. I've had two steroid shots to the spine but I'm allergic to it. I can't lift anything, run, stand or sit for extended periods of time, or even sleep sometimes.
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