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joinery
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 3/3/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
 Hi everybody I had my hearing for ssd. and won. Through out the pass year was very over whelming for me, the paper work, not knowing if I  would be approved drs.app. trying to to keep up with everything  ect. I when in, it was the judge, court reporter, lawyer, husband and me. The judge ask me two question, what I did on my job and  how I do my job meaning lifting, was  I on my feet  all day I explain it to him and that was it. Very nice judge. When we were done we went back to lawyers office and I ask him how I did he said I won I didn't even realize it. That how fast it was. :-)   :-)      
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jhmom
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   Posted 3/3/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats, I know that is a load off your mind.
Stacie

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Hashimoto's 1999, Celiac Disease (AKA: gluten sensitivity) 2003, Raynaud's 2004, Lupus 2005 and Sjogrens 2006
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Lortab (as needed), Magnesium Citrate and magic mouthwash (as needed for mouthsores)


MJLD
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   Posted 3/3/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Alright! I am sooo happy for you! Judy

mom46
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   Posted 3/4/2008 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
 Congrats!! Thats wonderful news! yeah yeah yeah yeah
 
Dx: Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Neuropathy,CAD
Meds:arava,prednisone,plavix,aspirin,protonix,,zanaflex,xanax,
mirapex,advair,foxamax,Vytorin,folicacid,lunesta,Tramadol
 
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Bsime
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   Posted 3/4/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Way to go!  That's one for the good guys.
 
SSD is such a hassle...it took me 3 tries and when the judge read my application he did not even call a hearing.  It is a relief to get it behind you and get on with dealing with your disease(s) and recovery.  If I had been forced to work again I would have been back in a hospital in short time.
 
Bill
Mixed connective tissue disease (systemic lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis), Raynauds phenomena, Hypertension, Barrett's esophagus.
 
Meds: prednisone 5mg, 50mg imuran, Lotrel 40/5mg, maxide 37.5/25mg, folic acid, potassium, aciphex 20mg, multi vitamins.
 
Maintain your optimism and you can beat the odds.
 
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."  Helen Keller
 
 


tink 2
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 371
   Posted 3/4/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
we can do the happy dance together yeah   yeah  
   Denise
Lupus since 2005, Fiberomyalgia since 2006,  sjogren's syndrome since 2005,  diabetes since 2006, Depression since 2004. who would not be with all of this.
 
       I just try to make it threw every day as best I can.
        God please remember I am on the diet platter.
                  So many beads so little time.....
 
                   Have a great Lupie Day Denise 


joinery
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 323
   Posted 3/4/2008 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone:
Bsime That was my 2 time, the first my sister help me out with it. I must say my drs. were great about it also. The sec. time I decided to get a lawyer. I was on short term disaibilty then, went to long which I am on, I would'nt be able to go back to work either.
Debbie
Asthma,Lupus,H.B.P.,Dermatomyostis,Gastrparsis,Acid Reflux   
                Panic Attacks,Osteopenia,Thyroid  
  Reglan,Protonix,Synthroid,Plaquenil,Quinacrine,Flexeril,Zetia,Zoloft,Xnanx,Celebrex,Abuterol,  
  Advair,Diovan,Actonel,Prednisone on and off Eye Drops,VitaminD.     
 
 
 
 


Lynnwood
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   Posted 3/4/2008 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I just found out that in Georgia the wait time to get a hearing is now 36 months (3years!!!) from the date you apply for it...sigh.

When I did the 3rd request -- the one requesting the hearing -- wait time was about 20 months, so somehow they've gotten more behind while dealing with cases before mine. And I get to wait another year...joy, joy, joy.

Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum

Dx Lupus since '00, new Dr wants to Dx Fibro instead....
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joinery
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 323
   Posted 3/4/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
sad   Sad to hear that Lynnwood my lawyer tried to push mine up last May but there is such a backlog that he couln't, I hope you will hear somthing sooner. 
                   Debbie
Asthma,Lupus,H.B.P.,Dermatomyostis,Gastrparsis,Acid Reflux   
                Panic Attacks,Osteopenia,Thyroid  
  Reglan,Protonix,Synthroid,Plaquenil,Quinacrine,Flexeril,Zetia,Zoloft,Xnanx,Celebrex,Abuterol,  
  Advair,Diovan,Actonel,Prednisone on and off Eye Drops,VitaminD.     
 
 
 
 


Crystal Visions
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 3/4/2008 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That will make life a little easier now!
Lupus, Raynaud's, APS (cardiolipin), Protien c+s Deficiancy, COPD emphysema and who knows what else!
 
May The Lord Bless everyone that all have some relief of symptoms


okie
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 3/5/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Debbie, I'm glad to hear that. I get so angry when people obviously need help and people drag their feet. I've actually heard that the first time around they usually deny about 85% of people. It's almost like it's somthing they are proud of. I understand not everyone that applies for it needs it but when you can't work and have a stack of doctors reports they should take things a bit more serious.
speaking of which I am on SSD and medicaid. I got a letter in the mail today that said the government wants to see prove of who I am so I need to make a copy of my drivers license and send it in. If I don't have it in by the 13th they will close my case! So that gives me 8 days. Good grief! So I'm going tomorrow to the DHS office and handing it to them so they can make a copy. I just couldn't beleive they only give people one week to get it copies and back to their office.

anyway
Congratulations!
carol
God Bless
Lupus like symptoms, with pbc symptoms, stage 4 COPD w/CHF,  Cancer survivor.  Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,Plaquanil800mg,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, aciphex, percocet 10mg.x4. 
I will never leave you nor forsake you!
 
 
 


Gidget^
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   Posted 3/5/2008 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I filed for disability in April 2005. My hearing is on March 20th. I letters from my gp and rheumy stating that I cannot work and why, my blood tests are off the charts. My lawyer feels I have a very good chance of getting disability. I'll be glad to get this hearing over with and pray that it will go in my favor. Any advice would be greatly appreciated from those who have gone through a hearing.
Gidget^
 
SLE 9/07, Meniere's Disease 2/08, FMS '90's, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis, Sinus Tach, PVC's, Kidney Stones, RLS, Parotid Neurofibroma 8/04, Cervical Cancer 9/06
Plaquenil, Toprol XL, Prozac, Zyrtec-D, Zocor, Vitamins B6 & B12, Pepcid, Folic Acid, Loratab ,Percoset, Toradol
 
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
 
 


joinery
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   Posted 3/5/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Gidget: I know how you feel,just answer the question's honestley don't ramble on. My lawyer talk to me in his office before we went in, went over somethings that the judge might ask. I was amazed how calm I was. I thought I might be very nervous. My lawyer told me I Had a good case. My opinon the lawyer wouldn't take a case if he didn't think he has a case. I have to pay for the paper work (I just got his bill today.) lol.
Debbie
Asthma,Lupus,H.B.P.,Dermatomyostis,Gastrparsis,Acid Reflux   
                Panic Attacks,Osteopenia,Thyroid  
  Reglan,Protonix,Synthroid,Plaquenil,Quinacrine,Flexeril,Zetia,Zoloft,Xnanx,Celebrex,Abuterol,  
  Advair,Diovan,Actonel,Prednisone on and off Eye Drops,VitaminD.     
 
 
 
 


joinery
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 323
   Posted 3/5/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello okie: It's ashame that we have give them ID. When you go ss you have give that to them anyway. also you have to swear in front of judge It's just one more hassle. I didn't know that. But we have to do it.
Debbie
Asthma,Lupus,H.B.P.,Dermatomyostis,Gastrparsis,Acid Reflux   
                Panic Attacks,Osteopenia,Thyroid  
  Reglan,Protonix,Synthroid,Plaquenil,Quinacrine,Flexeril,Zetia,Zoloft,Xnanx,Celebrex,Abuterol,  
  Advair,Diovan,Actonel,Prednisone on and off Eye Drops,VitaminD.     
 
 
 
 


okie
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   Posted 3/5/2008 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Debbie, yeah that's the weird thing I have been on disability since last year, I was lucky or unlucky I guess it depends on how you look at it. They pretty much took one look at me and did the rest over the phone I was approved after 15 min. with their ssd doctor. That's what throws me is they have all my info. They've been paying my bills and sending me checks. I guess it's some new law they have out now. It's just that it's not so easy to get out and get these things done right away when your in pain. To give you such little time is rediculous. mad especially when they take years for some people to make a decision. Sorry I'm ranting lol

hugs

carol


God Bless
Lupus like symptoms, with pbc symptoms, stage 4 COPD w/CHF,  Cancer survivor.  Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,Plaquanil800mg,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, aciphex, percocet 10mg.x4. 
I will never leave you nor forsake you!
 
 
 


redrose77
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   Posted 3/6/2008 1:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Carol, take your social security card too- I had that fight recently, they have gotten a copy of my drivers license and social security card every 4-6 months for a couple years now. I got medicaid based on disability way before I got SSI.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Procardia, Prilosec


dumplin
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 3/14/2008 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   
First of all, Congratulations Joinery!! I applied for SSD over one and a half years now and Allsup,disability company, is handleing the reconsideration. No news yet. Did you or anyone else file strictly on lupus or did you add depression, asthma, sjogrens, etc.? Myfirst application was fibomyalgia, cfs and it got denied. Then I got diagnosed with lupus, severe depression, anxiety, etc. They are using depression as the main reason for disability. Any suggestions would help. also, I am going to be 50 years old this year, does age make a difference? I was told you are pretty much denied under 50.Thanks again for listeding and congrats! Dumplin

Bsime
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   Posted 3/15/2008 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Age does make a difference.  They seem to be more considerate of older applicants but not always.  I filed for mixed connective tissue disease which is lupus, scleroderma and polymyositis.  Even though I was totally crippled I was turned down 2X and had to file a 3rd time and finally got approved.  Used a lawyer and did not have to appear before the court. 
 
Remember that the criteria is total disability for at least 12 months. 
 
Tough process and degrading to those who are truely deserving.
 
Bill
Mixed connective tissue disease (systemic lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis), Raynauds phenomena, Hypertension, Barrett's esophagus.
 
Meds: prednisone 5mg, 50mg imuran, Lotrel 40/5mg, maxide 37.5/25mg, folic acid, potassium, aciphex 20mg, multi vitamins.
 
Maintain your optimism and you can beat the odds.
 
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."  Helen Keller
 
 


joinery
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 323
   Posted 3/15/2008 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi dumplin: I was 49 when i went out on sick leave. I'm 51 now. Turned down from ssd once and got it 2nd time. You have to remember mine could be different then then yours. I didn't get it for depression, mine was for dermatomositis, fatigued, sle, also I'm getting shot's in both shoulders. I think the one thing was my face it really shows the rash. Hope everything goes well with yours.
Asthma,Lupus,H.B.P.,Dermatomyostis,Gastrparsis,Acid Reflux   
                Panic Attacks,Osteopenia,Thyroid  
  Reglan,Protonix,Synthroid,Plaquenil,Quinacrine,Flexeril,Zetia,Zoloft,Xnanx,Celebrex,Abuterol,  
  Advair,Diovan,Actonel,Prednisone on and off Eye Drops,VitaminD.     
 
 
 
 

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