Well, I had my phone interview and I guess it went well. He just wanted to know how long I can walk and I was honest that walking is my least painful thing to do. I did tell him though that if I take a walk and my back & hips start hurting I stop, sit down awhile, then continue on. I approximated that I can walk for 30 min. without much pain. Sitting was another thing. I told him I couldn't sit for more than about
10 min. before I am wanting to get up and move. If I sit too long I get stiff and have a hard time getting back into an upright position, after too long pain starts going down my leg. If I want to sit down to read a book I have to sit in the recliner. I also can't stand in one place for more than about
5 min. then my back starts killing me.
I also told him that I had a PM doctor appt this morning and they are requesting another MRI of my cervical spine. It's giving me alot of problems under my fusion area. He requested that when I get the report from it to take it to the SS office plus paperwork where I went to PT the last week for exercises that I can do at home. He hadn't received anything from any doctors yet but it hasn't been very long since he had requested the information. My PM was writing like crazy today though and reviewing my records that I'd had sent over from my previous rheumatology doctor. She did ask me if I thought I'd be able to return to work by doing my exercises and with my narcotic pain meds. I just looked at her like she was crazy.
Now the waiting continues.
Hey, tysmyboo, my first son was a premie too. He was 3lb.13oz at birth but his lungs were fully developed. Brought him home at 4lb.5oz. He's now 26, 5'10" and wears a size 12 shoe. The only thing I noticed was that he didn't sit up until 9 mos and didn't walk until 13 mos.
PAlady, my husband said that if I get denied the first time he will contact our state reps. Our library sent everyone our government officials information when they were getting ready to really hold back library funding. He kept all the info. Very good idea. Thanks for the heads up.
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3