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Board: Pain Management 03-25-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Just wanted to say hello...

Welcome Michael! I too have been diagnosed with the beast that is arachnoiditis and understand the pain that it can cause. I've heard it described as the pain of terminal cancer without the relief...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-20-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: All back appts

I'm unsure why your personal insurance won't cover your expenses now. What reason are they giving? Is it because they think WC is still paying for it?? Your personal insurance SHOULD be covering...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-06-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: 10 Day SSDI Application

Well it depends on the medical condition you have. They have a list of conditions that are considered either terminal, or are so severe, that they qualify for an automatic approval. For example,...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-04-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: medicare??

No,you can't get reimbursed for Medicare premium. I believe that besides the Medicare card, the approval letter, or award letter for disability discusses Medicare eligibility, so they will not let...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 02-22-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Disability and owning a motorcycle

I honestly don't know how SS would ever know about it unless you happened to mention it during a doctors visit and it was put into your medical records. Otherwise SS doesn't have the money to do...
Board: Pain Management 01-31-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,674
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: METHADONE for PM?

It does take some time for the methadone to build up in your system, so unfortunately you just have to be patient. I know, that's hard to do when in pain! I try to distract myself when in bad pain....
Board: Pain Management 01-31-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,674
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: METHADONE for PM?

WhistleDixie, I just realized I told you the reason I'm taking the methadone, but haven't found out why you are taking it. Care to share?? You may have already told your reason on here somewhere...
Board: Pain Management 01-30-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,674
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: METHADONE for PM?

No, actually I haven't had to increase my dose, that is something that's been great because on the morphine I did have to increase my dose occasionally, so that's great! And no, I haven't...
Board: Pain Management 01-28-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,674
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: METHADONE for PM?

No, I do not take the morphine anymore, I switched back to methadone because the morphine just didn't give me the pain relief I needed. It did initially make me very fatigued, but now if I'm being...
Board: Pain Management 01-28-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,674
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: METHADONE for PM?

It's funny you asked about the "Breaking Bad" drug. But that was methamphetamine, NOT methadone. Methadone has a bad rap, but its been a miracle for me. It has worked very well for me, even better...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 01-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Whynowthis
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 01-16-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: need help, I want to know Info about getting married and receiving SSI/SSDI

Any SSDI benefits someone receives is their money, benefits they earned, and getting married would not change their benefits. They could win the lottery and still keep getting SSDI as long as they...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 01-16-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Dr refuses to help

When you file for disability, they automatically order your medical records from all the doctors you see. So they should already have the information, such as conditions that you were diagnosed...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 01-15-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Dr refuses to help

Hi! I was just wondering if you ever did hear back from your doctor about this. If not I would keep on her about it. You know they say the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 01-15-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Rfc forms

I believe a RFC (residual functional capacity) form is a little different than a FCE (functional capacity evaluation). The RFC is usually filled out by the treating physician, and a FCE is usually...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 01-15-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Disabled Adult Child Benefits

You have to go to your local SS office to apply. At this time they do not allow applications for disabled adult child benefits to be submitted online. Other than that the process is the same as...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 01-06-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
ssi
Views: 260
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: ssi

Do you have any specific questions we can help you out with??
Board: Arachnoiditis 12-15-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,653
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: bladder vs nerve compression

I don't blame you for not wanting to do the urodynamic testing! I didn't know what all it entailed, and had I known, I wouldn't have done it either! It was terribly uncomfortable!!! My regular...
Board: Arachnoiditis 12-13-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,653
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: bladder vs nerve compression

Hi gmak!! I wish I knew how to help you. I have heard arachnoiditis can cause bladder and bowel problems, and I too have problems with my bladder. I urinate way too frequently, have spasms, and no...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 12-08-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: SSDI Approval Question

I'm glad he got approved so quickly!! I thought his case sounded like an approval for sure!! And it is hard waiting for the 5 months, but at least he's approved now, and you know that money's...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 12-07-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: SSDI Approval Question

It was confusing because you said your MEDICARE deductible was $1047 a month, but it looks like you meant to say your MEDICAID deductible. Is that correct?? Yes, the Medicaid deductibles are...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 12-03-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: SSDI Approval Question

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. It sounds to me just with his diagnosis that he would be approved on the first try. 30% of initial claims are approved, and his condition definitely sounds...
Board: Sexual Health - Women 11-25-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,290
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: First time with a new guy (kind of awkward) - I really like him!

I think you need to experiment with your body more before going forward. Buy a vibrator. You could probably buy one online, or at Spencer gifts at the mall, or use the "Trojan" brand at Walmart or...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 11-22-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: SSI appt tomorrow need help with what they will ask

Hi! They usually make their own decisions themselves, but they do consider the doctors recommendations somewhat. With chemo everybody responds and reacts differently, so its really hard for them to...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 11-19-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: LTD for lack of sleep??

Are you still taking narcotic medications due to pain?? If yes then I would tell them that you are still too tired due to the narcotics, and pain. In most situations, the answer for extending due...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 11-19-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Disability hearing

It can take up to six months to get a response, depending on where you live. I got my answer just barely under a month, but I live in a different state. If your lawyer said it went good, it sounds...
Board: Gallbladder 11-08-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Does this sound like it's my GB?

Yes, this definitely sounds like your gallbladder! You need to get it out!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 11-06-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: ssi for my son

Well it sounds to me like an approval. If they weren't sure whether to approve him or not, they would wait until they had the info from the other doctor to have all info necessary to approve him. ...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 11-03-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Disablity hearinng question in michigan

Vann, I think those are pretty judgmental comments to make, stating just because someone needs knee surgery doesn't mean they are disabled. No one on here knows his full medical history, let alone...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 11-03-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Disablity hearing question in michigan

Ann1209-- I don't think he wrote this up, it looks like he copied and pasted this from the website, and highlighted the portions he has. So I don't think that this post is reflective on his...
Board: Hysterectomy 10-22-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,350
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Are there any positive stories for hysterectomy??

Hi there!! You are right!! People who are happy with their procedures/surgeries very rarely go on message boards to post how happy they are. Most people go to complain, or get help/advice from...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 10-18-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Medicare eligibility question

It is a total wait of 29 months from your date of disability. Since there is a 5 month waiting period before benefits begin, it starts 24 months after benefits are due to begin. Again, I see my...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 10-10-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: unfavorable & fed up

I believe its posted somewhere that any posts related to obtaining disability benefits are supposed to be posted in this section. The disability section is only to be used to discuss how to deal...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 10-05-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Knee Surgery/Pre-Existing?

Generally a condition is considered pre-existing if you have received treatment for that condition in the previous 12-24 month period (depending on the carrier). You said you are four years out from...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-30-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Insurance

I'm confused too. Can you give us more details so we can better assist you??
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-30-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Metlife Hell !!

What did the MRI show was your back problem? I ask because I just wanted to see if your findings were inconsistent with your doctors statements. That statement your doctor made is what made them...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-14-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Fibromyalgia, neuropathy and collecting Disability

Well, you CAN get benefits for fibro, and the other things you listed, but to be perfectly honest I would expect a fight. Social Security only initially approves 30% of all applications, and those...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-09-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: when can I go on disabilty with Folicular Lymphoma?

Hi rwalker1967! It's really hard to say based on diagnosis since we don't know all the specifics of your case. The best way people know when to apply for disability is when you simply can't work...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-09-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: SSD Win in the 2nd Round

Not a problem!! I don't always make sense!! Lol!! :wave:
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-09-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: SSD Win in the 2nd Round

There are three stages to the process
1) Initial application
2) (if denied at initial app) Appeal
3) (if denied at appeal) Hearing with ALJ

The denial of first appeal you listed isn't really a...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-09-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: hearing

Wow!! That's something I haven't heard of before! To me that has nothing to do with whether or not you can work. If for some reason you get denied, I would make a huge stink about this judge and...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-08-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Getting older, CP leading to other physical issues?

Yes, if I remember correctly I believe the phone interview is the next step. They will also send out a packet of forms that ask a lot of questions about your condition, and how it affects you, and...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-08-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Congenital Spinal Stenosis and am told I need surgery

I know doctors are in the business of making money, but I would think that occassionally they should do some charity work for people who clearly need it. It sounds like you clearly need it and are...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-07-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Congenital Spinal Stenosis and am told I need surgery

Hi! When I mentioned that a "severed nerve" could be a good thing, what I meant was if it happened to you, I was hoping it would give you some pain relief because doctors do this everyday to give...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-07-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Starting SSDI for R.L.S. any ideas out there.

I see. Is there a board on here for RLS?? Have you asked anyone on there? I have a lot of experience in SSDI, that's all I can say, but I haven't heard of anyone being approved for that alone. I...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-07-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Getting older, CP leading to other physical issues?

I see, I didn't realize you were having pain even while sitting. That does make it hard to perform in even a sedentary capacity. I know you aren't making excuses, and I hope you didn't think I was...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-07-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: my ssdi claim

Is this your first time filing?? Let us know how it goes please! And good luck to you!!
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-07-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Congenital Spinal Stenosis and am told I need surgery

Hi! I'm sorry about the pain you've been going through. I'll try to answer a few questions for you. To start with, even though you may have had three doctors state to SSDI that you are disabled,...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-07-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Getting older, CP leading to other physical issues?

I am sorry about your pain. Have your doctors pin-pointed the exact cause of the pain? Is it the hip, or the spine?? Have you considered a pain management program? You'd be surprised by how much...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-07-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Whynowthis
Re: Starting SSDI for R.L.S. any ideas out there.

What do you mean?? What ideas are you asking about?? I guess I'm not sure what exactly you are asking.
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