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redrose77
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   Posted 7/9/2007 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I finally heard back from the guy at SSA about my emergancy check and first backpay. I will be getting over 7,000 in the next 7-10 days and he is shooting for within 7 days. So I can really start looking for a place that said I am calling around about cheap homes. I really want a house rather than a trailer but will take a trailer if I have to. I am excited and nervous.
 
On the health front I got my first nerve block today.
Also it appears I have developed a minor infection in the incision site of my breast reduction- this is something that happens to me a lot. I just tend to get infections where ever I get cut either by accident or on purpose. I have a call in to my surgeon to see if I need antibiotics or if there is another way to clear this up quickly.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumetoid arthritis 2006, early sjogrens 2006, low positive anti-phospholipid antibodies/lupus anti-coglutant 2001-2004 and 2007, osteoarthritis 2005, Migraine 1994, Compression fracture 2001, Disk problems 2006, Multiple allergies 2006, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 2007, Bipolar type II 2007, possible siezures 2005, probable lupus CNS involvement 2007

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hippimom2
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   Posted 7/9/2007 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
redrose, that is really good news about the check, which should help a lot in getting a place to live. I really hope you find somthing you want and that will work well for you.

Hopefully you can get in touch with the surgeon about the infection so it doesn't get too bad. How have you been feeling during your recovery?

Good luck with your house hunting and try not to let it wear you out too much.

Take care
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dbab
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   Posted 7/9/2007 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
So happy to hear about the quick turnaround in your back pay redrose. This should surely help you get settled finally and give you more reassurance and less to worry about.

I'm sorry to here about the infection. Hopefully you can get it cleared up quickly and that it doesn't cause too much problems for you.

Take care
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PattyLatty
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   Posted 7/9/2007 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
redrose,

What a good way to start the week. First the good news about Emmi, then your great news about your check. Having your own home will give you such a sense of security and I hope it doesn't take you too long to find one. Making the move will be hard for you and I hope you can get a lot of help.

Take care of that incision! I hope the surgeon will give you something to help it heal.

And thanks for sharing your news with us. I know we'll all be anxious to hear how you house hunting is going.

Love,

Pat
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okie
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   Posted 7/9/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rose! That's wonderful news. Things happen just when they are suppose to. At least that is what I believe. I hope you find just the right place for your family. Take care of that infection.
Thanks for sharing the good news!
love
carol
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cured4real?
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   Posted 7/13/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Redrose--
I forgot to tell you to file for dependent benefits for all your minor children. That will give you 600 a piece per month, and back pay on each. All you have to do is go in and put in an app for them, its really easy, like one sheet, since they already have all your info, and bring their birth certificates and social secuirity cards. Social security does not offer this info, but you are entitled to more money because you have children to support.
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments


redrose77
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   Posted 7/13/2007 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Marji, unfortunately I had to do SSI because I was just short of the credits for SSDI so those kinds of benifits are unavailable. If they still allowed me to claim on my husband's account like they used to years ago I would be getting more money but still wouldn't get benifits for my kids.

Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumetoid arthritis 2006, early sjogrens 2006, low positive anti-phospholipid antibodies/lupus anti-coglutant 2001-2004 and 2007, osteoarthritis 2005, Migraine 1994, Compression fracture 2001, Disk problems 2006, Multiple allergies 2006, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 2007, Bipolar type II 2007, possible siezures 2005, probable lupus CNS involvement 2007

Tx: plaquenil, Imuran, Enbrel, Celebrex, Tramadol, Norco, Singulair, Skelaxin, Evoxac, Clonazepam, Zonisamide, Baby Asprin, Relpax, Copper IUD


cured4real?
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   Posted 7/14/2007 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Redrose--
I don't know how that works, the benefits my son got was SSI through my disability claim and I got ssi and then ssdi. they paid my backpay in ssi, which was less than half my ssdi and took half my back benefits, but paid my past medical bills, but I ended up filing bankruptcy anyway so there you go. From the hearing date forward I got my regular ssdi. Even though they awarded my son ssi, I thought it was based on my ssi, not ssdi. You might want to check with the 800 number people or if your lawyer is cool, ask them. You don't want them taking a piece of the kids benefits, if there is any way you can get them. I don't trust SSA local people that much. I was lied to so many times about my son and they completely mishandled everything.
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments


mom46
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   Posted 7/14/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Redrose,
   Congrats on the good news about your SSA! Hopefully, you will find a nice place to live. I wish all the best for you and your family.
   I hope that infection clears up soon as well. Hang in there. Take care and update us when you can. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
                                                                   Babs
 
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redrose77
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   Posted 7/15/2007 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Marji I actually asked my lawyer and read all the regulations about the stuff for my kids. It is sad but yeah they will see nothing from it.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumetoid arthritis 2006, early sjogrens 2006, low positive anti-phospholipid antibodies/lupus anti-coglutant 2001-2004 and 2007, osteoarthritis 2005, Migraine 1994, Compression fracture 2001, Disk problems 2006, Multiple allergies 2006, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 2007, Bipolar type II 2007, possible siezures 2005, probable lupus CNS involvement 2007

Tx: plaquenil, Imuran, Enbrel, Celebrex, Tramadol, Norco, Singulair, Skelaxin, Evoxac, Clonazepam, Zonisamide, Baby Asprin, Relpax, Copper IUD


cured4real?
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   Posted 7/16/2007 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, that's too bad because I thought that money was to help you live like a human being with your children. Without it, some families would be living on $600 a month, which is atrocious. I don't understand why if would be different between ssi and ssdi, but then nothing with social security makes any sense. With all the money they spend making things so confusing and treating us like criminals, they could just give us good benefits! I'm so glad fof you and just wanted to make sure you got all you deserve to get.
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments

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