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   Posted 1/22/2011 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I found out yesterday that my disability was approved!!!!! The judge signed the order yesterday ----- one of the best days of my life!  Talk about a HUGE weight off my shoulders!  For all of you trying to get approved, I discovered that if you send in financial information, and proof that you are unable to afford your Rx, it will move your case to a critical status, and that gives social security shorter time frames to work with....Just had to share that after 2 years, I am legally "disabled"!!! (even tho I have been for a long time, in real life!!!!)  lol yeah

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   Posted 1/22/2011 10:30 PM (GMT 0)   
Great News!
Congratulations on the approval!

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   Posted 1/22/2011 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, Congrats to you, so glad you didn't have to
jump thru a lot of hoops...So glad for you...
Healing Hugz
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


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   Posted 1/22/2011 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I always feel a measure of disgust with our country when I read these threads. It should be a matter of course, a normal turn of events, that someone who is disabled is approved for benefits. Not, a huge relief and celebration. If we have money to give to other countries we should have money to take care of our own.

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   Posted 1/22/2011 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I so agree top it off part of it comes from money WE paid in while we were able to work! I filed in October of 2009...did all of it myself, and finally broke down and got an attorney for the hearing part. Of course he informed me that I had one of the worst judges we have around here-that made me feel alot better. I guess she still has cases that she has heard over a year ago that she still hasn't rendered a decission on. The only thing that made a difference was mine was flagged critical for financial reasons. All I know is if I was physically able,
i would have jumped up and down and did backflips, but if I did that i would end up in the hospital!!!! lol

Thanks for all the congratulations----finally things may turn around for us!

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/23/2011 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so happy for you F.R.C.!!!!! Great news when ever one of our Healing Well C/P Family finally gets aprover for SSD!!!
I filed in June of 2009 and they are telling me it's gonna be at least 18 more months!!! I would state that I can't afford my meds but at this point it would be a lie! We can aford them bearly cause my wife works her butt off and we have insurance through her employer!
I was totally screwed by my TV lawyer>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> (shyster/worthless/shamefull/peice of crap) !!!!!!!! But thats another story! I am truely happy for you my Brother!!! Like others said, I wish the good old USA would take care of their own> especially someone who paid into SS from 14~56 years old!!! It just ain'rt right!
Sorry to be pissy on your great day, I just can't help it!!!
Your Brother>
PS> I live in Florida, Where are you from???
When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!

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   Posted 1/24/2011 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in Oklahoma.....would love to come to Fl. was there once back when my husband drove a truck....just happened to be the weekend of the daytona 500 and we couldn't find anywhere to stay!!!

Thank you all for all you congratulations....I still feel like I am floating on cloud nine!

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   Posted 1/24/2011 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
YAY!!!! Not much more to say!!
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus

Medications - MS-Contin, Plaquenil, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

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   Posted 1/25/2011 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
That is wonderful news...sounds kinda odd to say congrats on being disabled doesn't it? HA HA...Anyway, I just applied on December 22,2010....I am a nervous wreck about the waiting...I know that my journey has just begun, and it will be along road...but I am hopeful.. I haven't worked since 2001...and I have NO INCOME at all!!! I live with my mom and 17 yr. old son...I get TennCare and Foodstamps but no financial help... What are my odds? I have Diabetes as well as Spinal Stenosis, DDD, DJD, and who knows what else?

Wish me have given me HOPE!!


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   Posted 1/25/2011 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! From what I have heard, I understand that this process can be quite lengthy and difficult. I've never understood what you are supposed to do financially during the years while you are appealing the initial decision. If I end up in this situation, especially if it's anytime soon, I'm sure they'll try to deny me because of my age (30). But anyway, I'm happy to hear that you have finally received a positive resolution to this arduous process!
Scoliosis fusion w/rods (92); herniated disc (96); partial removal of rods (97); microdiscectomy (97); sudden inc. in pain (08); tried various non-pharm treatments and take the following: baclofen, Nucynta, topomax, tramadol, welbutrin, ativan, ritilin. Considering a fourth surgery extending existing fusion to sacrum.
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   Posted 1/25/2011 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Not just good news; great news! That's fantastic!!! :-)
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