Posted 11/29/2013 9:09 AM (GMT -7)
This is my second go round. I went all the way to an ALJ,and was denied my lawyer suggested I file again. My doc had just diagnosed with me fibro at that point and I did not have much documentation. In addition, I have denegerative disc disease, two brain injuries, Mild cognitive impairment, and major depression. They ignore the depression because I have so much trouble with antidepressants. I prefer to take a natural one that works, and they call it a vitamin. :( Despite all of these ailments I was unable to get approval. I tend to believe the mindset is that our disease is not "real" or all in our head. I wish there was a way to wipe it out of my "mind".
I am now waiting for an Administrative law judge for the second time. It is my hope this time is better. It should take 11 months to see a judge, and at that point it will be nearly four years since I initially filed. Good luck, the backlog and number of claims that may not be valid are really weighing against those of us who are truly too disabled to work.