nurse2 I understand how you feel, from the first time I appled for SSD to the time it was finally approved was close to 3 years, and all the Doctors appointments and everything! So many hoops to jump through and the dissappointment of not being approved! It was just as if they try and wear you down, and they hope that you will give up! They also like to look at all the previous training you have had in your past so they can claim that you should be able to do this type of job or that! Not taking into account that your in pain and cannot possibly perform that type of job! Heck if it wasn't for my Lawyer I know I would have given up! But he told me that I had an outstanding case, medically it was a no brainer! But my age at that time ( I was younger) and all the training I had in my background. (I am retired Air Force and I had extensive training in three different career fields, besides nursing,) and SS thought I should be able to work in at least one of those careers! Even though I could nolonger physically do those jobs! I guess the thing I am trying to tell you is don't give up hope, it will be OK! It is a very frustrating process, but persistence and perseverance will get you through this. Jules is right "Hang in there. It will all work out eventually!"
Good Luck to You nurse2
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV