Hi Susie, thanks for writing again--I like Susie better than straydog. :) I don't have any problem answering. Maybe I just don't understand how it works. I was told one tome onver the phone, I couldgn't get disability if I wasn't working for a certain numer of years but could get SSI. If I don't have a severe diagnosis, how could I? The neuros and orthos siad nothing looked real bad?? Yet I have pain pretty much from my waist down. I don't know much about it at all actually. If my husband was proven to have CFS, could he get it, do you know? We are both pretty messed up, yet I hear how people on this board are working. I don't understand that. Somedays I feel pretty good and others not so good. How does one make a commitment to work, esp at 55 and not working in 8 years?? BTW, I'm just venting, I don't expect you to answer my questions. We do need help and do get medical and food coverage, thank God, but I know I need more info. I filled out a form and my husband said something to the effect that it wasn't good enough but I've heard, going to the right lawyer first is helpful. It is so frustrating. I had a great job years ago and know can't even get a follar sore job,
Thanks for listening. I know God will never abandon us and my hope is in Him. I thank you and all the wonderful, compassionate people on this baord. Bless you all.