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Posted by Cynthia* on November 16, 2000 at 19:54:48:

In Reply to: Disability Hearing is OVER!!! posted by Linda Davenport on November 13, 2000 at 18:08:04:

: Hi everyone! I am back from the dreaded disability hearing. I got there early and it started an hour late! Anyway, as it turned out, the judge asked me about 10 or 15 questions, my lawyer asked me about 10 questions, the judge and lawyer asked my daughter about 10 questions, then the "specialist" on finding work or jobs that a person can do to "earn a substantial income" couldn't find anything I could do with the problems I have. The judge tried to suggest some things and the guy said no, it won't work. So...finally it all ended with the judge saying he needs some more of my medical records that were missing, and we were excused. When we got outside the door, my laawyer had a big smile on his face, and said it looks like I got it! I was too exhausted to even be happy. But, now that I'm home, and somewhat rested, I am so happy I could just...well, actually I can't do anything! But if I could, I would be dancing! Thanks to everyone for all the crossed fingers and other body parts. It helped!!! Love to all!

Hey Linda*....That is Great news! I am so very happy for you. I have been on dissability for over ten yrs. It was very hard at first, always being a hard working person and then getting this is an awful change in life style. I was even angry at myself for a long time feeling i did something to cause this. Basically it was a combination of my own ignorance about Fibro and Of course the Doctors. I remember thinking i was crazy or losing my mind. And oh boy the guilt of not being able to function like others. I also have an anxiety dissorder...go figure. This made it easier for them to come to a decision in my case i think. Sometimes i feel all the years of not knowing what was going on with me with the Fibro lead to the anxiety disorder...who knows..But i have to say again i am very happy for you! Take Good Care of You and Congradulations!....Cyn*

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