I received my letter from SS denying my disability. I was so hoping this would go through so I wouldn't have to hassle with an attorney but that will be my first call Monday morning. I'm glad now that I found one locally before hand, now I hope they will take my case.
SS states that my medical evidence does show that I suffer from a severe physical condition. But that I should be able to do my old job as home health aide. I worked this job for 1.5 yrs but never full time, 31 hrs per week was the most. I went to the governments occupational & outlook website & looked up home health aide. It states in there that you must have a strong back for this job due to assisting clients with ambulation. That is why I quit in the first place was because I was worried about hurting them or myself when transfering them from wheel chairs or in & out of the shower.
I do feel confident with the appeal process but didn't want to go through it. I am glad they only gave me one option for another job I could do cause hopefully all I have to do is prove that I can't do that one.
Thanks for all your support in the past regarding my application & I will keep everyone updated.
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3