I may be able to help with the SSD stuff. Make sure that you get signed releases for each of your doctors that you currently see. You will need the office address, the doctors name, telephone and fax number if they have one....most do.
Call each of their offices on Monday, tell them that you need a copy of your file. They should provide you with one copy free. After that, they can charge you a certain amount per page if you need additional copies. What I do is obtain that free copy and them make copies of all tests, results, consults, etc. , get copies of your MRI films on a disc if you can, and the reports as well. EMG studies, blood test results for the prostrate problems, x rays and reports, etc. Those are the things that you will need for SSD. Also your prescript
ions currently and your history if you want to bring it.
It sounds like you are being fast tracked, which means that you may not have to wait months for your disability to kick in. If your paperwork is complete, they will send out the papers to the doctors to fill out, and once that is done, they will either approve or deny, but if you are being fast tracked, it usually means that they are pretty sure it is going to be approved.
Also because of the depression if you are seeing anyone in regard to treatment or therapy, you might want to include that as well.
Best of luck to you,
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.