NanaBee, I am sorry you are going thru all of this, especially with all of what you have going on in your life. I, like Couchtater am fortunate to live with my parents. I find it interesting that people, even my rhuemie's office seem surprised about my not being able to work. I haven't worked since I came back from being deployed-I can't. No matter how hard I've pushed myself to move, it just wouldn't happen. Since I woke up with this, I've always wondered if it was just me, was I being a complete wuss about this or what. Believe me, if I could, I would work. That was my goal when I came back, to use my massage cert and massage privately, apparently that ain't happening and I am going to lose my national cert because I cannot afford the continuing ed classes or work. lovely vicious cycle. When I started working on my claims, I felt so annoyed because when the lady from SS called me to verify things, she even sounded like I was lying to her. I know they need to weed out the liars, but I am finding out, people out there that are supposed to help us do not know about or even understand lupus or any other auto-immune disease. As far as they're concerned, we look healthy, so we must be just lazy or cheat the system. I also know there are people out there that have and I hope it bites them in the butt for lying. But it does nothing to help the ones that really need the assistance. I get calls from a credit card company daily, I don't answer, what can I tell them? I don't have the money to pay. I did actually answer once and got berated by the person on the other end-I shouldn't have gotten a credit card in the first place if I couldn't pay for it, now, when and how much was I going to pay? yes, I know my so-called credit is shot now. However, how am I going to pay for anything if I don't have the money? Which goes back to the SS claim, they SAY I have money. I made a decent amount last year. Well of course I did, part of that year, I was deployed....now nothing.
Sorry, I had to vent...
For some reason, some SS offices seem to have a more difficult time in processing than others. I don't know, hang in there. I keep getting told my case will be awarded with no problem. But, my particular case is a bit different than the usual. So, I know the denial letter that will come eventually. I'll add it to the stack of bills....
Hang in there, I think some good will come for you