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   Posted 7/5/2012 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to my doctor today. I laid it all out on the line on how terrible this last year has been for me. Also told him my nerves have been on edge lately due to lupus and loss of job.
He signed the private insurance paperwork and told me to hire a lawyer for the SSD part right away.
He wrote I was not able to work at all and that I would never be able to work again. I agree wholeheartly.
Tomorrow I turn in the paperwork to my former employer for them to fill out. Fingers crossed there will be no troubles. Then they will mail it in to the company for me.
He also diagnosed depression and put me on paxil. I start it tomorrow. I hope it works good for me. I'm tired of walking around with my heart on my sleeve. cry

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   Posted 7/5/2012 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! I know it's kind of a two sided sorry you can no longer work but happy your doctor is backing you for the insurance.
Paxel seems to work for a lot of people hope it works for you. I am normally not on this board but saw your post and wanted to say yeah.
Take care

Insulin Dependant Diabetic, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, IBS, Sleep Apnea, COPD, Spondylolistesis, Diabetic Neuropathy, Fatty Liver, High Cholesterol

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   Posted 7/5/2012 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Rose.

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   Posted 7/5/2012 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Joy,

I am so happy for you!!!! I know the struggles you have been going through and how rough of a year you had with your teaching. This is really good news!!! It's wonderful to hear that there are docs out there who are caring and supportive.


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   Posted 7/6/2012 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Could you put off hiring a lawyer for SSD at least until/if your 1st SSD application is denied? I was approved after only 2 months, 3 weeks and a day, and found the SSA website and online application process way simpler and user friendly than I ever expected. And our local SSA office was filled with people who were respectful, helpful and kind. So I printed off an application for disability from the website, filled it in, (bewarned, it is over 25 pages long), did a sloppy copy, tweaked it for clarity, simplified anything I could, then did a clean, formal copy that I mailed by certified mail. I kept copies of everything. I actually built a notebook, in chronological order, that I have to this day, and used for my teacher retirement disability. I was able to call the SSA office and actually speak to a helpful human. I was so overwhelmed with the paperwork, it actually took me a month to do it. I actually got a call from my assigned caseworker to ask why I hadnt sent in the formal copy yet. Help was offered so professionally. The hidden blessing in being so sick....recognition that yeah, I am as sick as I thought I was. I cried when my pcp said he was surprised I worked as long as I did. Good luck and God bless,

God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Degenerative Osteoarthritis, Asthma
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, meloxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily. (20-40mg prn), Vit. B12 2400 mcgs, Vit D 1000U, Calcium, Flector patch prn, Ambien and Elavil every night. Advair, Albuterol and DuoNeb inhalers.

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   Posted 7/6/2012 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor kept saying "I'm sorry. I'm so sorry."
I bawled the whole time through.
I thought ahead of time and found a "Lupus Symptom Tracker" online. I filled it out and gave it to him because I knew if I started talking to him about this I'd cried in desparation and frustration and forget more than half of what I wanted to tell him.

I've got to get the forms off the website for the SSD. I hope I have enough ink for them all. :)

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Date Joined Jun 2012
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   Posted 7/12/2012 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope your endeavor with SSD goes uneventful and you get it. I have a physical in a few days and am nervous about that thing. I started my claim over 6 months ago and have gotten this far. It's nice to hear some people got theirs in a few months. If mine had gone that way, I would have far less stress and would be able to have paid my bills.
Good Luck!! turn
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