The latest thing going on with me is Disability...Yes I am joining the many and trying for Disability. What can I expect? I called the SSA today to start the process and the lady I talked to told me to fill out the paperwork online...then if they need anything they will contact me. Wouldn't it be easier to make an actual appt. and bring in a filled out application? I mean, I think nthey want you to feel daunted about the whole thing so you won't do it. But I am doing it....I haven't worked in 8 years, and I won't be working in the near future. So, what can I expect?
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
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Post Edited (Stella Marie) : 7/31/2009 3:33:13 PM (GMT-6)
Wow! Thank you...everyone. I know it won't be easy, not easy at all. But I have to feel that it will be worth whatever hassles just to get it...I really wish I didn't have to apply at all, but I haven't worked in about 8 years as it is. If it weren't for my mother I would be on the street. So, I just wish I could do something to help pay my way and make my son not think I'm worthless... So, here goes..I guess I'll take my time and do it right.
If I need any advice I'll be sure and ask again...
I was told that I couldn't get a lawyer if I hadn't been denied already...I also talked to a DA in my county and she told me that once I get denied, it will happen, NOT to reapply...to appeal. She said that it will also help that I'm not a young chick...and the fact that I haven't worked in so long anyway might not help. I already have TennCare which is medicare in Tn. so that's not an issue. I also get food stamps. I have NO income...0. So, I am trying to get in touch with Hospitals that I went to in Knoxville years ago to get dates correct. I had 2 surgeries and many many procedures over the years so I hope that will help. I will admit that I am terrified...
I don't know what will happen, or how long it will take, but I am in it for the long haul...Thanks to my family here I have enough knowledge to make it....so Thanks...
all of you,
Thanks Chronspatient...I needed to hear something good about applying. I haven't been able to work in over 7 years, and I already started getting records from where I used to live before. It's amazing how much you forget as time passes...like dates, times, procedures, hospitals, Dr.'s names.....so I have to get some help with that...so I called the Hospitals in Knoxville and am sending the authorizations needed to get records...
I hope I don't have a hard time with this and have to wait for years....
Post Edited (merrygirl) : 8/7/2009 2:00:07 PM (GMT-6)