I talked to my lawyers office the other day to update them on my med changes/increases. They took my information and told me that they were still waiting for my doctors to reply to the request for my medical information. Other than that I am still waiting for a reply from SS regarding my appeal.
You said you had received a paper regarding your pain levels. Was this from your lawyer or SS? Just curious because I haven't received anything from SS but I did have to fill out my appeal paperwork from the lawyer and it had all kinds of questions about my pain levels since I last filed.
This time I made sure to put how long I could do specific things but also added how much time I spent sitting in the recliner or lying on the bed due to my pain levels increasing and that I had to do this to stop the increase.
There were questions regarding how my meds affected me and I was thorough and honest about this. I did add that my typing skills had diminished and that I made alot of typo's from the meds. I don't want them thinking that they could stick me behind a desk entering data all day for work. Even while on this forum I have to stop and get up often to move around plus I am constantly retyping my posts.
Sounds like you are feeling somewhat better now. Let me know if you hear anything from SS or your lawyers and no I didn't get the OK from SS for my birthday. Would have been nice though!
DDD, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus surgeries left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3