I was out for 13 years before I knew I had a broken back...Hell I jumped for 2 years after breaking it, all I thought it was a cronic back pain from humpping all that weight while I was in. I didn't have a clue and an old VA Doc. Found an old X-ray and told me to get it checked out, so I did .I had the Local VFW helping me for about 10 months then the shit hit the fan... I had to re-submit all my paper work and got the state VFW to help. It took about 6 months ,but I got 100% disability. The local VFW didn't have the resourcses the state VFW had or the real know how about the whole thing. You have to "Hurry up and wait", like none of us have ever heard that or done that before... I think someone needs to calm down and the whole FUCK EVERYONE attitude should be put aside. All the guy's are doing is trying to help you...besides... sometimes this shit takes a while to get through. With that attitude maybe someone should see someone about PTSD...you can get disability added up for more than one thing... Good luck!