I read your post and felt so inadequate in what to say to you, or how to make things less overwhelming for you. I feel your desperation and your hurt at finding yourself in this position. I feel horrible that you are there.
I don't know what the answers are, I wish that I did, but I know this much, you have and continue to give so much of yourself to this forum, to the people who come here every day, and those who have been here awhile.
There has to be some answer out there and hopefully, if we all keep looking, we will find it.
I wish you nothing but the best and hope and pray that things will work out for you and for everyone of us who find ourselves living with these nightmares of health insurance and living day to day with this world of health problems that we all live with.
I know that there is a short list of medical problems which the SSD approves almost immediately ( within 20 days), so you may want to look into those and see if your conditions are listed on their "short list."
I know that mine were and that's how I got approved so quickly.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.