Hello everyone ,I had my hearing today. I am so stressed out over this process. I was extremely nervous and am not sure how my answers and statements went over. My attorney said i did well but didn't really give an opinion about whether it looks good or bad. I had very little time with my attorney in fact the day of the hearing was the first time we met. i had a hard time explaining what i did on a daily basis because i can walk and do things to a certain extent, i didn't want to make it sound as i was paralyzed because i am not so i am confused some about that part oh hearing. however my hep c, depression, and diabetes severely keep me from performing a steady job and maintaining a set work schedule of any kind. I think I explained my symptoms and how they affect me on a daily basis fairly well. The VE that testified said i can not do my past jobs but said he feels a person in my position may be able to do other work . my attorney countered that and asked if a person needed more breaks than normal and would miss more than 2-4 days from work would they still be able to maintain those jobs and he testified NO. Then the judge said that the court hasn't received some medical info about my diabetes from my doctor so he couldn't make a decision today because as far as SS is concerned i have no diabetes .since the diabetes was diagnosed after my initial claim he said he would postpone his decision for about 30 days until he gets that information . I am feeling so down, helpless and useless. I am a burden on my family and have no where to turn if this doesn't go well .I am praying and i absolutely want gods will to be done but i must admit that Im afraid Gods will may leaving me suffering still. no matter what i will accepts the lords decision .
That is all you can do is accept whatever decision comes, because you have the wisdom to know what you can and cannot control. It is such a stressful process and moreso when you don't know what the decision is and have to wait. However, you have time to go to your treating doctor and make sure it is in your file how your diabetes impacts your ability to work and function. It is not enough to be diagnosed with diabetes, your records need to show that you cannot work because of it. It sounds like your claim is hinging on this very detail, so get to your doctor as soon as you can and explain what is going on. You can also share what you've shared here. We are all here to support you. Please keep us updated on what happens. Hang in there
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I agree go to your DR and get those records in quick make copies of them first and make sure they receive them. Hang in there at least your lawyer spoke up for you. some people have lawyers are avocates just stand there and not say anything so thats promising that your lawyer fought for you. Its hard the wait try to spend time watching funny movies are something you enjoy to help pass the time away. We will be praying for you please come back and let us all know it helps others.
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your hearing sounded exactly like mine. my hearing was 2 months ago and still no word. i also feel like a burden to my wife and kids. my wife works 2 jobs to pay our bills and i can not even sleep at night. if you ever need someone to talk to i am here.
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bigdog, I'm sorry you feel that way I think its harder on a man when they have a disability. I know my husband feels bad but its not in his control no matter how you wish things were diferent they will not be. Hang in there when you get your ssdi you'll at least feel like your doing your part. hang in there try to keep your chin up keep fighting and if you need support keeping comming to ths board lots of people can help.
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I also agree , that you could try and get the medical records yourself , if that is what the judge is waiting for. I know that Diabetes can be controlled with medication and or insulin. But, it is a matter of how it affects your overall daily functioning . Diabetes , left untreated can become very serious and complicate your life in significant ways. I think that the judge was very fair to extend your claim fir the next 30 days so you can get the records you need to support your claim and strenghthen it. Hang in there. I think your getting close to a favorable decision.