Pete vs SSD<> Round #1

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Pete trips again!
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   Posted 7/30/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I filed for SSD yesterday w/ a lawer down in the big city> Tampa. Geeze, thats alot of paperwork, had writers cramp bad! Now I have to go see all my dr's next week and see if any will back me up. I'm not feeling to good about that part especially my wonderboy neuro surgeon who keeps telling me my neck will get better by the next time I see him! It's worse now than it was a month after surgery! He did cure all the symptoms on the left side but now I have pain in my spine itself! We'll just have to wait and see if he and my urologist and pcp will help me out. The lady at the attornies office said I had a really good chance to get it on the second try 6mo~year if the doc's help me due to my age and amount of problems. I guess now it's just a waiting game! I'm not going to stress it though, thank GOD my wife is working!!!!!!!
Hope everyone is having a good day w/ low/no pain!!!!
>>>Peace and Hugz<<< 
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections once a month. 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, Joseph is on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis back in Bremerton, Wa. after 8 mo. deployment! and Pete Jr. is on The Asault Ship USS Bataan "The Jaws of the Fleet" somewhere in the Persian Gulf w/ 2,000 Marines aboard. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops! 


fatherjohn
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   Posted 7/30/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete, you forgot to tell them that you knew all of us. That probably would have cinched it. I hope that you don't have to wait for the second round. Blessings my friend.

Chartreux
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   Posted 7/30/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, well I sure hope you can get ssd...maybe my six doctor could meet with your six doctors, just a joking...
Ask that wonderboy doc of your seen about getting updated x-rays done of your back.. something as your
still in pain...Sometimes I wish I drop kick these guys like a hockey puck..Did wonderboy doc flunk compassion 101??
Good luck in getting SSD! finger's crossed...
soft hugz...
(((((((((((((((((((((((((Pete)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
send more pics to Whitebeard...
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bsjaguar
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   Posted 7/30/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck Pete!!! I just filed about 2 wks ago but didn't get a lawyer yet. Figured I'd try round 1 on my own. I'm rather nervous about the outcome but all we can do is try. I'm 52, I had thought about filing earlier but I wanted to get past the 50 yr mark. You have a better chance of them not trying to rehabilitate you to some ridiculous profession which you know nothing about. I'm in Ohio.

Jag

pnmorlando
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   Posted 7/30/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
good luck pete , i filed mine last of october 08 and got my ssd end of march 09, 1st time around. just remember to have someone close, spouse/relative write a letter to ssd explaining how your disabilities affect your everyday living. example need help getting meals, or dressing etc. my wife wrote one and my attorney said it would help and it did.

mike
61 yr old, male, have had back issues for 30 yrs, had fusion L5/S1 in dec 08, am totally fused but could never stand up or walk without a walker, have seen multiple drs, the last mri showed that a bone in back had totally disengrated , so i have a75 degree kypohisis. I also have 4 screws starting to poke through my back and they wanted to take out hardware and fix kypohsis but had a heart attack in march 09, so iys on hold now. cant lay down flat in bed have slept in recliner for 18 months. have pain 24/7. was forced to quit job, was chef at small college, on disability now.

taking oxycontin 60 mg x 2, oxycodone 10/325 x 4, lyrica 100 mg x 2 plus diabetes meds plus heart meds


TDoern
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   Posted 7/30/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete - points to you for getting a lawyer first! I filed in November 2006 and waited until this last round to get a lawyer. My hearing before the administrative law judge is scheduled for the 17th. We are hoping this judge will see that I don't hurt because it's fun to sit at home all day in pain. I'd rather be doing just about any job than sitting at home all day. Hubby knows being home all the time drives me batty.

Sometimes I wish there was a magic button we could press that would allow these people to spend just 24 hours in our shoes. I'm pretty sure they would all be singing different tunes if they did.
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

Dx: Degenerative Disc Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, IBS-d, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1, Bulging/Ruptured L3-L4, Sciatica, Neuropathy, Costochondritis, Reflux, Gastric Bypass Surgery 12/6/07
Rx: Kadian 50mg - every 12 hours, Percocet 5/325 - up to 4 daily, Baclofen 10mg - 3 daily, Amitriptylene 200mg - at bedtime, Prevacid Solutabs - 1 daily, various vitamins.


Gretchen1
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   Posted 7/30/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
 
I hope this goes well and quickly for you.  Having a lawyer is really supposed to help with this process.  Please keep us posted.  Take care and best of luck.
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.


AngMichelle
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   Posted 7/30/2009 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Just an encouragement, I got SSI my first try with no attourney...just a really smart hard working mom to help.
 
Migraines, Ovarian Cyst, repeat and multiple jaw dislocations, depression/anxiety, PTSD, and the list goes on
On Jan 17th I had a very traumatic situation ending in a colostomy. had the reversal which put me through months of hell, but better now
Meds: Celexa, Klonopin,Zanaflex, some pain meds.

May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.


uniquelyme
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Total Posts : 1037
   Posted 7/30/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Pete, We should start a petition for you...I'm sure that with all of our sigs on it you would be approved in a minute.  What do you say group? 
 
PETITION FOR PETE TO GET HIS DISABILITY APPROVAL:
 
Rhonda M. Mohar
 
Next................

I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
 
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/  30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen                                                                   

 


bsjaguar
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   Posted 7/30/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
AngMichelle, did you get ssi or ssdi the first time? They are two different things. Just curious.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc C-2/3


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/30/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Dear Pete,
 
     Good evening *huggs* I am glad to see  you again. Though I dont know a thing about SSD.. I did want to tell you that I hope everything ges well and that your able to get all you doctors on board. Sounds like it will go smoothly if you can get Dr. Wonder Boy on board too!
 
*huggs*
dani
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


skeye
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   Posted 7/30/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck Pete! I'm glad that you are having a lawyer helping you & don't have to go through the stress of this alone!
I just saw your picture with fatherjohn! You didn't tell us that you were so good looking! What a nice picture. Your sons must be very proud of their father!

hugs,
Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 7/30/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
I will be rooting for you from up here in Pennsylvania! I would be sure to add any past diagnoses still affecting you - like any residual effects from the cancer, as well as the depression, the effect on your marriage, etc.

I think getting all the i's dotted and t's crossed with the doctors (and I want to check all their records before they go out to SSD to be sure!) is the hardest part. It would be different if we just had one doctor to deal with, but most of us have multiple docs. Don't forget about things like PT.

Keep us informed!!

Yes - great photo of you and fatherjohn! Looked like such fun!

PaLady

Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 7/31/2009 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   
My Goodness!!!!
Thank Y'all so much for all your well wishes! It sounds like there will be a few of us going through this together, we will be able to compare notes and help each other! I would have been lost w/o the help of others here who have already been down this road, you know who you are! I'm trying to not get all worked up about this thing but I'm pretty sure that will happen sooner or later because as some of you know, I just hate injustess and government bs that unfairly holds good people back. Good luck to all of us!
Hugz>
Pete
PS> Skye & PA > You just got to be kidding w/ that good looking stuff! You can't see me holding in my gut for the camera! Can you see my suspenders?
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections once a month. 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, Joseph is on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis back in Bremerton, Wa. after 8 mo. deployment! and Pete Jr. is on The Asault Ship USS Bataan "The Jaws of the Fleet" somewhere in the Persian Gulf w/ 2,000 Marines aboard. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops! 


Blessedx8
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   Posted 7/31/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete...

Good luck w/ your SSD.... I'm six months into my applications...I've learned a lot here from others, too....

I just mostly wanted to add that I agree w/ PaLady and Skeye - you are very handsome!! It's nice to put a face to people here.

Hope you are having a good day...
Tina
I'm a Christian wife and mom to six boys, ages 5, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 14... I've been ill/disabled since my last child was born in 2004...

Chronic Pain Issues: Severe neck/back pain; chronic migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, burning nerve pain in hands, arms, feet
Diagnosed with: POTS/dysautonomia (heart condition, nervous system disorder that has my whole body out of whack: heart rate, breathing, pain issues, body temperature issues, etc); CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Addison's Disease; Central Sleep Apnea etc etc
Meds: MS Contin (480mg daily); MSIR (15mg/6x day); Soma (3x day); Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan; Effexor and on the list goes...
Past Meds: I've been on every pain med there is... Oxys, Dilaudid, Duragesic patches, Actiq, Fentora, Methadone and so on... I've also tried almost every muscle relaxer, nerve meds, sleep meds, etc.
Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial; awaiting my decision for implantation


skeye
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   Posted 7/31/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,

You are far too critical of yourself!! But I shouldn't be talking... turn

Skeye

LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/31/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
If a person has a beautiful soul it will mirror to the flesh.
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


anice
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Total Posts : 536
   Posted 7/31/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete, I do wish you the best. I hope you get approved the first time! You have all of us on your side keeping our fingers and toes crossed. Hang in there and believe. Keep us posted to the outcome. I hope it won't take too long to find out.

You sound good. I know being back with your wife again and leaving the wacko boss has done wonders for you. And getting to see your son. You've had some great things happening. I am happy for you!

I loved seeing the picture of you and fatherjohn. It is great to put a face with a name. I would do the same but I am not all that technical and am not sure I know how to do it...

It is great to hear from you. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts. Again, I wish you the best with your filing...
Anice
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