Ok, so now I join the list of people getting an attorney and waiting for the ALJ on the SSD. I got my second denial today. They admit that I cannot do the work I previously did, but say that "because of my education and my age" I should be able to work in some area. Yea...right....
Anyway, I'll call the lawyer I have selected on Monday and get the process started. My pain is worse than ever now and I almost never get relief unless I'm so medicated that I feel like a fruitloop. I hate that feeling and am sick of this whole thing! Don't get me wrong.....I'm not giving up or saying anything criptic, just venting frustration for hurting all of the time.
I NEED a new MRI, but I'm not really sure who to ask to get it. My Neurosurgeon turned me over to PM and PM here never orders MRI's. My PCP may be able to help and I'll be calling her on Monday too. At least I did get the lab work done today that I needed. I couldn't get myself "fixed up" before I went to the hospital to get it drawn and people kept looking at me and asking if I was ok. Apparently makeup and pain meds make me look normal...otherwise I look like a stumbling, wobbling, black-eyed, swollen nut!
Should I go to the lawyer with or without the makeup? I know not to wear it to court because it will mask my real problems.