bluejet, you were very lucky! My husband was too. He got his the very first try, didn't have to see ANY SS docs for anything. He was approved in less than 4 months and was ready go go back to work three months after that. He wasn't hurt any where near as bad as I was and he got his that easy. I can't sit, stand, walk or anything and I have been fighting it for over 4 years now. They sent me to 2 different docs for physicals. The second one was this really great 71 year old doctor and he hasn't done anything for 14 years except disability physicals.. He started the eval, then told me to just sit back down. He went and called my case worker and told him was a darn fool for taking so long,lol He told them that there was no way he could do the eval because I wasn't able to do anything. He checked range of motion which was just about nil and did all of my x-rays. Before I left he gave me his home number and told me if for some insane reason they didn't approve to call him. He would get it pushed thru.
Nurse, just hang in there hon. You can get it if you just stick to your guns and stay after them. Just think of the great big back check you are going to get!
Thirteen surgeries from motorcycle wreck. Reconstructed right pelvis, DJD left hip, trochanteric bursitis left hip, screws in knee, metal plates on right pelvis, spinal fusion to reattach right pelvis, metal plates right tibia and fibula, metal plates needs replaced on tibia, cannot walk without crutches, drop foot, nerve damage and pain, HTN, tachycardia, delayed sleep phase syndrome, PTSD, chronic atelactesis
Wonderful husband, 3 awesome children that are grown but still take care of me. Two dogs, Buddy- Cardigan Welsh Corgi/Borner Collie mic, Crash- Yorkie, 1 psychotic cat, Precious, 1 anti-social cat, Prissy.