Post Edited (JELAINEP) : 6/16/2009 5:08:19 PM (GMT-6)
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Thanks for the support, everyone. I am calming down a bit. I re-read the statements of the investigation and what I reported as far as my disabilities and the two are in sync so I don't think I'll have a problem in the near future. In October my policy changes to say that I must be 'unable to take any job' (versus right now, it states I can't work at the job I held when I became disabled). So I suspect in October they may deny me further coverage. That's not all bad news as I hope to heck I am well enough by then to get off disability anyway. I've improved a lot in the last six months.
J, the feather bed story is funny if it weren't so true! I know, I have become pretty darn paranoid myself. Now, I look twice at any parked cars on the street... and if I see him (her), there will be a scene in the neighborhood!
When you are trying to get Social Security disabilty do they video tape you? Are they as hard core about investigating?
Even when I was very sick (relatively speaking since I know many people get much sicker than I have with this disease), I would force myself out the door most days... walking the dog, buying groceries, errands or just sitting at a coffee shop and drinking a cup of tea. I'm much better now, and can do those things with more ease, but I still can't make it through most days without crashing. I also have a lot of pain but it's not the true show-stopper - the fatigue is. And when I overdo it, the fatigue really catches up with me.
I used to think it would be black and white as to knowing it was time to go back to work, but being in this middle ground where I can do some things but then the fatigue hits and the pain worsens and I have to go to bed... well, I don't know. If I'm having a good day and push it by walking a little further, jogging a bit or meeting a friend for lunch, and I happen to be videotaped, it doesn't look good.
Post Edited (pjbat) : 6/19/2009 8:06:55 PM (GMT-6)