Posted 4/8/2011 4:51 PM (GMT -7)
I'm normally a very upbeat person, but right now, I feel like crying. Although I saw it coming months ago, when the letter finally came from my long-term disability company today denying my claim, it sucker-punched me.
I've already got a call in to a well-known long-term disabilty attorney firm, but it's the end of the working day on a weekend, so I'm just going to have to sit with this until Monday. (WHY do these horrible letters always arrive on Friday afternoons?)
Anyway, I could use a group hug and/or any advice from someone who's been down this road before. Right now, I'm anxious, sick at heart and frightened. I even found myself wondering, as I read through their rationalizations for turning me down, if perhaps I'm not as disabled as I thought... despite seven doctors, two physical therapists and social security. I guess despite my favorite Eleanor Roosevelt quote, I'm giving them permission to make me feel inferior.
Any words of wisdom or comfort out there?
"No one can make you feel inferior without your permission."
DX: Fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, spinal stenosis & compression, bulging disks, headache, osteoarthritis, facet joint pain, tendonitis, genetic condition making me prone to clots, dizziness (from blood thinners). MEDS: Lyrica, Celebrex, amitriptyline, hydrocodone, oxycodone