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NiteScribe
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   Posted 9/1/2006 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been reading through LAZY’S thread on looking for information about disability and it’s caused to stop and think…darn it…I’ve been worrying and giving some serious thought to making an application for Federal Disability and have spent a moment or two talking it over with my MD. But, I’m thinking it would be better to go to an attorney first before doing anything and find out how to cut through most of the nonsense and roadblocks the Feds have put in place to save Social Security money. In the past my MD sent me to see a Neurologist. The Neurologist was compassionate and asked if I wished to be disabled. He was personally mad at the Federal Disability people at the time and told me it would cost the price of a MRI scan, about one thousand dollars, which was necessary as a proof of supporting his determination of my disability. For myself, I know that I’m not able to follow along over the drudgery of two years of being and staying focused on making a zillion Xerox copies of past medical records, if I could even begin to locate them, etc., etc.; I would just give up before I even got started. No, if at all possible I will probably talk to a disability attorney first and see if it’s possible to “make and end-run.” That would seem to be the best approach. Being Bipolar has caused a good deal of wreckage in my past employment records and I’m now at an age when I would go to the Social Security office this coming November and apply. The problem is that my Social Security isn’t enough to cover my current medical expenses, medications, home mortgage, and be able to eat. I don’t mind selling my home but I would hate to lose it to a foreclosure. Again, I’m Bipolar so all of this seems utterly important at the moment. I think I’d better just catch my breath a bit, eat some dinner, stop drinking coffee – and sleep on it. Hopefully, tomorrow, I’ll awake in a completely different mood. After all, tomorrow is another day.

Ellie 1
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   Posted 9/1/2006 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
So it is scribe. And while difficult nothing is impossible, although, I'm with you, I'd go the lawyer route. I'd lose hope and burn the lot in sheer frustration.
Hope you get a good nights rest
Ellie
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CounterClockwise
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   Posted 9/1/2006 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, that's quite a system you've got in the US ... I know we have our bureaucracy in the UK, but I don't think we've got anything to *quite* rival this. Yes, I agree Ellie -- I'd make it a photocopying bonfire and head for an attorney too!!

How do they think that people who can't work due to disability can afford all this -- photocopies, attornies, waiting around for a year or two? Who's got a petition about this and *where do I sign*????!!!

Rosie x


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lazy
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   Posted 9/1/2006 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
After reading your posts I think I would be more likely to go to an attorney first also.  Being bp takes its toll mentally as well as physically and I don't feel up to all that red tape either.  I think I would just get suicidal again...

NiteScribe
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   Posted 9/2/2006 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanking all of you for your support, caring and concern...I did wake up today in a completely different mood, the spirit was willing but the body felt crappy like a ton of lead -- but still, that is better than opening my eyes in the morning and finding myself in a completely different world...lol --Thank God it is the weekend and a long one at that, three days!! -Nite

CounterClockwise
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   Posted 9/2/2006 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
You enjoy that long weekend of yours Nite!! (I'm in the UK and it's just a regular one -- poop!)

Rosie x
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People are not like fish: they do not work better battered.

When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...

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wmnak
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   Posted 9/2/2006 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
rosie, we both know that there are more holidays in the uk than in the usa. and how about the FOUR week vacation that i gave up to come back to the usa? huh?

warren

Ellie 1
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   Posted 9/2/2006 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Four weeks! Oh I need to hear more about this. Alas, I'm a stay at home mom, no vacations for me. And truthfully wouldn't take one if I could.
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CounterClockwise
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   Posted 9/3/2006 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Haha Warren! Yes, we breed bank holidays over here! But a four week vacation?! Where did you work? -- I want that!! What made you give it up and return to the USA?!

Rosie x
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People are not like fish: they do not work better battered.

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wmnak
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   Posted 9/3/2006 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
counter,
 
i worked in the computer industry and 4 wks was pretty standard in the uk.  this was in the mid-70s and 80s.  i came back to the usa because i was stupid. sad
 
for the other yanks (americans) a bank holiday is simply a holiday, like labour (british spelling tongue ) day.
 
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