Hi, I've been on state disability since Nov 2006, I applied for ssdi in Aug 2006, I've been denied twice, I'm currently waiting for a hearing date. SS office stated wait time is about
4mos.(this was in June 07'). I have missed 3 DRs appts this mo. due to don't have medi-cal anymore. HB ins. will start in Aug. I'm still having the same disabling pain, my state disability ends tommorrow. I'm not sure if I should ask the DR to continue it or try to wrk instead.
Last week, I went and applied for an Bilingual operator position, there were many ladies there aplling for it too. I had been sitting for about 2 hrs, the recruiter was talking and I would feel like I couldn't comprehend what she was saying at times, my legs were in so much pain from not being able to get up.(no break was given). On 5th hour of sitting there, we all were so hungry, the 1st group was taking the typing test. shortly after it was our groups turn to take it. My hands were so shaky, I had trouble focusing on the words, my hands were cramping up in the mid. of my fingers, at times I would pause for a few seconds and I'd hope they wouldn't see that, was getting very tired. I did pass the test it was my 1st time taking one. I got cld next day and was offered the job, now I have to take a Language test. tommorrow. I'm worried about that too. The drive is only 1 1/2 hrs for test only. Last time we went out of town, I had a panic attack, it was so scary. I need help, should I try to work and see how it goes till the hearing at least. If just in case I can't handle the job due to my pain, can I use this to show the judge that I did try to work and couldn't. On my denial ltr it stated I could wrk as a cashier as I've done this in the past. But if had the choice of standing or sitting at a job I'd rather sit, so this is why I went for this type of job. Believe me, I'd rather work, if only I didn't have this illness. The thing I worry about is when I was wrkng I used all my sick time, got warnings also for sometimes leaving early to go to DRs appts. When appealed, I gave a copy of my Ltr frm last employer re: my absences and that they were aware of the illness 'Lupus' which may have caused them. I'm hoping this will help my case too.
Sorry so long, plz give me advise...Thanks!!