Thank you, you're great. I needed to hear from someone. I agree, I would rather be using my skills and working. I've ALWAYS supported myself from the age of 11! And was always employed from then on in too. Made great money in highschool and college, sometimes worked 3 jobs at once! Put myself through school, paid my own bills, took care of my mom. Put a down payment on a house at age 20!
Always was independent and never depended on anyone, not even my parents (mom didn't work & father was a real jerk/drunk/womanizer/abuser).
Why don't these people in SSI look at that? I don't understand. I did work even when sick! Passed out on the job, sent home a lot, sent to ER a lot..but still worked!
I wish you well with this process. In it together as I'm sure many here are going through the same as well.
I'm 24...here's my history:
Severe, active RA (since age 18, at it's worst the past 2 years) and Ankylosing spondylitis. Crohns Disease and colitis with active symptoms. (2005). Chiari Malformation of the brain w/ R side veinous anomoly (Dx 2001). Neuro Lyme disease (from 13 to 22 y/o). Tetany. Seizure disorder. Emphysema. Rheumatic heart. Chronic pleuritis. Mitral and Tricuspid valve prolapse. 7 bulging discs (Dx 2001 MRI). And the joint pain is unbelievable.
Thanks for listening.
Thank you so much for listening and sharing and responding. Means a lot to me. I called in for my appeal this morning.
I have a rheummy appt. tomorrow. So trying to get a clear head.
I wish SSI/DIS saw me TODAY! The pain in my knees was so bad I couldn't even get to eat till 6pm...woke up this morning and couldn't even make it out my room.
(thus...when I did finally make it to the kitchen....went straight for the chocolate!)
Thank you all for your support. The past few days have been terribly rough.
I feel good that I called in for the appeal. I'm in fighting mode at least.