need some fresh input medical wise
So a little off the jeep subject and more medical military side. I've been currently undergoing some major wrist problems and now it has come to a standstill and all the options are on me, trying to look for some input from maybe people that have dealt with MEB's and such. I broke my wrist about 5+ years ago without knowing it, i just knew it hurt like hell for a long time... i went to the doctors every couple of months to try and figure out what was wrong, but they never found anything. About a year ago finally here at whiteman they took another x-ray and found out that my scaphoid bone was broke in half all this time (gota love military doctors) and that it had been just dying in my hand. I underwent surgery on it about 10 months ago and have had problems with it since even after the hand specialist said it was go-to-go. So I got a referal and they did a CT scan just to find out that its still broke, they called it a "persistant non-union"... the doc said no-good. He gave me three options. 1. just deal with the pain until you can't take it anymore then under go a "wrist transfusion". 2. re-do the surgery with the pin i already did and hope it fixes it which he doubted it would. 3. do the "wrist transfusion" thing now and get rid of the pain but loose 50%+ of the motion in my right wrist...... for a little further background info, i've also been dealing with cystic acne that has progressively gotten worse through out my time in the military and after seeing 10+ dermatologists they have now said they have no idea how to fix it, other then just deal with the cysts one by one as they come up.... i've been on accutane 3 times, and multiple other drugs with no luck.
If anyone that has dealt with an MEB or atleast knows the process of the VSRD codes and all the junk that would greatly be appreciated, like what kind of disability would i be looking at and would it be just better to try and hide all this **** and do my 20 and retire.... or hell atleast an outsiders opinion of what they would do with the 3 options, would you just deal with the pain and wait for it to get worse, or cut it off in its tracks now and get the surgery while your still ahead and see what the miltary will do.... thanks for any opinions!!! and if you got any extra questions about any info that i've left out feel free to ask... thanks again.
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