erin kachmar said...
NO sleep last night. Stress and sadness on top of severe pain made it for a horrid past 8 hours.
Ok gonna respond in midst of your post there.
Erin, so sorry you are having trouble sleeping due to pain. I do too and that is hard to take, your body and yourself need rest. Your organs need at least six hours of sleep to function correctly.
Stress makes most disorders worse no matter what they are.
Am I being denied disability because I am young?
If you are under the age of 50, you are probably young yes and SSDisability does hold that against people. I know I am only 46 and unable to do any gainful work, yet they keep giving me denial letters in the mail.
There are plenty of people who are not blind that are approved! My tenant has been on disability and she goes from 5am till midnight! Nonstop! Laundry, babysits, exercises, cooks, shops all day, goes to parties, sews, does chores and goes up and down stairs all day! Huh??? I don't understand.
I know I have friends who got it easily and they move around just fine and drive and have a real life and everything! They may have got it when the rules were easier though, maybe that's the case with your tenant?
How bad does an arthritic have to be? Unable to move COMPLETELY?
According to what I have read, the arthritis has to affect your RANGE OF MOTION to a certain degree. Look on their website and find out what the terms are. Go to a chiropractor and see just how bad your range of motion is. Do your fingers move?
I had to leave every job I had due to inability to stand, write, hold things, pain, can't sit or hold self up for too long. Many times not even being able to get myself ready to work (couldn't stand in shower, hold wash cloths, too much pain/fatigue, diarrhea, can't walk...) Never workes full time cuz I couldn't. Never could do more than at best 6 hours a few years ago. Had to leave school several times.
I know the feeling you are not alone, it is real hard though to see you suffering so much so young.
And I'm worse now than I was last year and the year before when I had applied. And denied again?
Yep they deny and deny and deny and so get a lawyer. Read my above post as well.
Do I have the same story as someone else out there?? Please say I do...I need some hope because I am beginning to lose it.
Yep me kinda.
Try some natural remedies for arthritis such as some mentioned in other topics. Emi Oil is a new one a natural product from some bird. It goes into your skin and penetrates through seven layers and hopefully works. There's also salt crystal therapy, salt lamps, salt pillows (send me a PM on that as I have more info on that or see my other topic on salt therapy). There's lots of things now for joints more than there used to be. I sure hope you will soon feel better.