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First thank you to everyone for the advice, and input, as well as time. Right now I am so frustrated with the way things work, and I feel useless here at home. It seems all that I do is hurt, and cost money for appointments and prescript
Also - a bit more info - right now I am at the stage after my two denials where I am waiting on a court hearing, I'm not sure what stage that is. With those who have mentioned to contact my state reps, would they still be able to help?
Then the fact that when I first applied my reasons for seeking disability were wrote down as "ruptured and fused l4-l5-s1, and nerve pain from them" and "chronic costochondritis". I blindly believed that they would get all the information that they needed from my records and it would be spelled out there for them. All the specific diagnosis such as degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and chronic muscle spasms weren't listed.
Can anyone give me any idea as to how much information to give them? Do I write out my whole history, or just give them my list of diagnosis'? I know it doesn't help that I've been in this stupid flare for months now, and can't think straight.
All the info and help you guys have given is appreciated, and honestly, the more the better!
Stray - my backs been kicking my butt that's why I've been away for so long too. I hope you feel better!
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
Dx: Degenerative Disc Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, IBS-d, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1, Bulging/Ruptured L3-L4, Sciatica, Neuropathy, Costochondritis, Reflux, Gastric Bypass Surgery 12/6/07
Rx: Kadian 50mg - every 12 hours, Percocet 5/325 - up to 4 daily, Baclofen 10mg - 3 daily, Amitriptylene 200mg - at bedtime, Prevacid Solutabs - 1 daily, various vitamins.
Post Edited (TDoern) : 10/1/2008 4:35:27 PM (GMT-6)