Anonymous wrote:Have a question for the group. Active duty 19 1/2 years. I have a sleep test coming up next month. If I am diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, and I elect to have surgery on the throat or nose, or wherever and the apnea is cured, Do I still get a disability when I retire? I know the CPAP machine is a automatic percentage, but what if they fix it/help it through surgery?
Should I go with a CPAP for disability purposes?
6847 Sleep Apnea Syndromes (Obstructive, Central, Mixed):
Chronic respiratory failure with carbon dioxide retention or cor pulmonale, or; requires tracheostomy 100
What does this tracheostomy consist of? Not sure its an option, but I have a very small mouth and throat. Has anybody had this done? Is it worth 100%. Do I go CPAP at 50% or the tracheosomy at 100%if its an option?