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Jules22871
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   Posted 3/30/2009 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I just got my approval letter from disability today. They are going all the way back to the day of my accident so I will be getting Medicare pretty soon too! I started to write that you have no idea how good this feels but yes, you do know! It took 4 years of fighting to get it but I finally did. Now I can buy a new house and get out of this swamp. It means I will finally be able to get a place and not have to worry about a landlord.

Also, over the weekend this couple that we are really great friends with, in fact we are all so close we think of each other as family, came over to visit. Kieth and his fiance are getting together with another guy we know and they are building us a tryke! They know that neither one of us will ever be able to hold up, let alone ride a regular motorcycle again so they are going to build us one! My first motorcycle ride after my wreck was with Kieth. He is using the front end and frame from his bike, since it was the first one I had been on, for the tryke. They have a nice cushy seat ordered for me so my hips won't get bounced all around. After all the bad times the last few years, some things are finally starting to come together for us.

To everyone that is still fighting, don't give up. You will win this fight. It just seems to take forever but we are all here pulling for you!
Thirteen surgeries from motorcycle wreck. Reconstructed right pelvis, DJD left hip, trochanteric bursitis left hip, screws in knee, metal plates on right pelvis, spinal fusion to reattach right pelvis, metal plates right tibia and fibula, metal plates needs replaced on tibia, cannot walk without crutches, drop foot, nerve damage and pain, HTN, tachycardia, delayed sleep phase syndrome, PTSD, chronic atelactesis
Wonderful husband, 3 awesome children that are grown but still take care of me. Two dogs, Buddy- Cardigan Welsh Corgi/Borner Collie mic, Crash- Yorkie, 1 psychotic cat, Precious, 1 anti-social cat, Prissy.


Chutz
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   Posted 3/30/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
That is wonderful news!! And thank you for sharing it with us. It does give the rest of us hope that good times do eventually come even when we are in such bad shape. I am just starting to fill out disability papers. I think for me it's harder mentally than anything. I want so much to work yet my body just won't hold up any more.

Enjoy that new house and your tryke. Maybe we can see a picture of it when it's done.
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Jules22871
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   Posted 3/30/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie,

I can totally relate to the mental part of it. The hardest thing for me has been admitting that I need help. I was always the one giving the help and support and all of a sudden I was the one needing it. I hate to ask anyone for help for anything but especially monetary. That just made me feel so low to to do that. I have tried to work from home but I just can't sit up long enough to do anything so that went out the window too.

Everyone, please, don't be afraid to ask for the help when you need it. None of us are superhuman and we all need help now and then. I know for CPP it is often hard to get people to realize there is a real problem but just stick with it and you can do it and you can get the help you need. Our days are bad enough with pain and then we have to add the money worries too. It is unfair but we can get thru that just like we get thru every bad pain day.
Thirteen surgeries from motorcycle wreck. Reconstructed right pelvis, DJD left hip, trochanteric bursitis left hip, screws in knee, metal plates on right pelvis, spinal fusion to reattach right pelvis, metal plates right tibia and fibula, metal plates needs replaced on tibia, cannot walk without crutches, drop foot, nerve damage and pain, HTN, tachycardia, delayed sleep phase syndrome, PTSD, chronic atelactesis
Wonderful husband, 3 awesome children that are grown but still take care of me. Two dogs, Buddy- Cardigan Welsh Corgi/Borner Collie mic, Crash- Yorkie, 1 psychotic cat, Precious, 1 anti-social cat, Prissy.


White Beard
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   Posted 3/30/2009 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   

stillrecovering that is excellent news! I am so happy for you! It makes such a difference, do you know if you will also get Medicare with your SSD?  When mine was approved  the Judge also approved or ordered Medicare Part A & B with the SSD I am Glad he did! That really helps!

Anyway I rejoice with you in your Good News!

White Beard


 

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bluejet2
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   Posted 3/30/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations! I know there are several in our CP family who are different stages of applying for SSI, and many have been waiting for a long time like you did. Unfortunately, it is a long process, but a necessary one. I'm sure that there were places along the way where you just wanted to give up, but I applaud you for sticking it out and as you know, it is worth it.

Take Care,

Lorie

PAlady
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   Posted 3/30/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Stillrecovering,
Congratulations! Four years is a long wait, but I know that's not abnormal. It must be such a huge relief!

I'm one of the ones who will likely be facing that process soon. Chutz is very right about the mental part. It isn't even the asking for help issue, it's the admission of a part of my life coming to an end. I guess we each have our own time frame, but it's sad that it has to be such a battle and take so very, very long!

Celebrate!

PaLady

Jules22871
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   Posted 3/30/2009 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone! You all have no idea how much you have helped me the past week. I was in seriously bad shape and just about ready to call it quits. Sometimes it just gets so darn hard to do anything or even think straight.

Yes, I do get Medicare and as long as I get at least one dollar in SSI I will get state insurance also. WIth our income and number of people in our house that isn't going to be a problem,lol My hubby already has his medicare card but it isn't effective until July1, 2009.
Thirteen surgeries from motorcycle wreck. Reconstructed right pelvis, DJD left hip, trochanteric bursitis left hip, screws in knee, metal plates on right pelvis, spinal fusion to reattach right pelvis, metal plates right tibia and fibula, metal plates needs replaced on tibia, cannot walk without crutches, drop foot, nerve damage and pain, HTN, tachycardia, delayed sleep phase syndrome, PTSD, chronic atelactesis
Wonderful husband, 3 awesome children that are grown but still take care of me. Two dogs, Buddy- Cardigan Welsh Corgi/Borner Collie mic, Crash- Yorkie, 1 psychotic cat, Precious, 1 anti-social cat, Prissy.


Tony McGuire
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   Posted 3/31/2009 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah Stillrecovering - CONGRATULATIONS! yeah

First application for SSD went in last week.

Got the call from the attorney late yesterday. Social Security rejected everything because the attorney filled in the wrong Social Security number of all things. Hopefully this is the only messup and we got it out of the way right up front.

Nice to hear that you'll have some relief, and maybe even a bit of reward for what you've put up with for FOUR YEARS. I know I won't be able to deal with four years without this being resolved. You and yours must have super abilities where patience is concerned.

Anyway, congrats and enjoy. You've earned it several times over.
Wife: Liz, the choice of a lifetime
Dogs: Koshka & Chomp

Post Edited (TonyMcGuire) : 3/31/2009 8:33:13 AM (GMT-6)


LLPLUV
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   Posted 3/31/2009 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
WOW!!!!  Your prayers were answered.  I'm sooooooooo happy for you.  Enjoy the Tryke!!!  The money won't take the pain away but it can open another world of finacial or insurance stress away!!!  Better then Calgone 

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Chartreux
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   Posted 3/31/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, Sounds like great news, hope you get that new bike soon!
I saw a three wheeler on the road the other day it looked very cool...
Lots and lots more good luck to you and keep us posted...
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straydog
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   Posted 3/31/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats to you on the SS benefits. It was well worth the wait, just a shame it took all this time. I filed for my benefits back in 03 and was awarded benefits immediately. My claim was based on my crohns disease and I just knew I would be denied because they deny everyone. I did not have a lawyer involved because they don't want a claim unless you are denied. Now you can breathe a little easier. The benefits were long overdue.

Susie

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