I have my interview for disability today at 1:30pm......definitely getting a little nervous about it, just been trying to gather all the information i'll need...gathered all my medical info, doctor's names and places i've been treated and dates, drugs i'm on, my complete job history for the past 15 years, and the hardest part, all the symptoms i've had and still have since my crohn's started, just hard to remember all this stuff, and i want to be as complete and thorough as possible.....stress and anxiety levels will be high today, i have some time to kill, so meditation and breathing excersises, and maybe some video games to get my mind off of things, while periodically getting back to my list as i think of things that i'll need to mention during the interview.....
just hate feeling like i have to prove myself, prove that my condition is disabling, and that I can't work, unless the job was extremely accomidating and flexible with me....i seem to be in kind of a remission right now, but i know too well that it may not last....but i'm also still extremely weak and my feet and legs are extremely swollen, so there would be no way i could work an 8 hour shift anywhere, doing anything......
i understand from things i've heard from people here, and the person that has been helping me with my finances and stuff, that almost everyone gets denied the first time, but i can appeal it until i get accepted......just sucks to have to go through all of this....it is a fact that i have crohn's disease, and crohn's is considered a disabling disease, its on the list on the disability website...would be nice if they could just talk to my doctors, get the info, and just hook me up with what i'm entitled to, instead of stressing me out and making me jump through hoops......
it'll be ok....gonna stay positive and try to stay chill today....lol
peace and love
29 years old, crohn's since december 07, fresh out of the hospital for 2 fistula/abscess surgeries, feeling much better, could it be remission???
asacol, prednisone, purinethol, vicodin, remicade
acidophilus/bifudus probiotic, organic whole food multi-vitamins
"Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing" -Chuang Tzu