Re: Mental Exams
I am so sorry you are going through all of this. RSD sucks enough on its own!! The reason I had so much paperwork was due to several issues...but I made sure that EVERY healthcare professional I saw sent in my files. Also, any records, lab reports, xrays, pharmacy sheets (the drug info and receipt they give you with each fill) that I had in my possession, I copied and sent in. Some of it was duplicated by what the doctors sent in...but I figured the extra wouldn't hurt.
Honestly, I was astounded when my case got approved. At that time, RSD was not on their "list" and I was very afraid that I was going to get denied based on that alone. Also, I am young (30...got approved when I was 28) and have a master's degree...I could only imagine the possible jobs they could come up with that they thought I could do. I called my case worker at SSD routinely (about once every 2-3 weeks) to remind her that I was an actual person, not just a file. Anytime I had more documentation, I sent it in. If I has to go to the ER or get a test done, I went to the hospital a couple of days later and got my records and sent a copy to the SSD office.
I hope all goes well with getting your pump installed. Is this a trial or a permanent pump? Hopefully that will make a huge difference for you. Make sure that when you get out of the hospital that you have those records sent to SSD.