Disability

sindrirune Community Member October 01, 2008
  • I don't have to tell those of you with Fibromyalgia how it takes away or at least changes life as you knew it.

    I have been fighting to feel better for too many years to count. I thought once my Daughter graduated from High school and left for college I would have enough time to focus on improving my life. Wow, I hit 40 and feel worse than my Mother, I can't even keep up with her.

    After much thought I finally had to give in to the ideal of going on Social Security Disability. Friends, Family, Doctors and even my previous employer agreed with my decision. Now lets see what Social Security has to say about it.

    My question to anyone out there that may have applied or knows someone that has applied, what results did you or they get? Most say they deny you at first, but you must appeal. I NEVER thought at my age or any age I'd need help, but it's clear I can't rely on my health from day to day it changes from bad to worse. This is what I must prove to them. Any advice would be appreciated, it's in the works right now so I'll let you know how it goes.

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  • Anonymous
    Jamie
    Apr. 14, 2009

    Ia bee in cronic pain  now for several years I have a 2 year old and a 9 week old I had gastric bypass surury so everyone atribs pain to short gut or fibromyalgia pain but I know it is real excruciating at best no one believes me they think I am drug seeking it is frustrating just wanted to see if any one had a solution medicine or what.

  • Anonymous
    Renee Sexson-Acuff
    Oct. 18, 2008

            I understand about  the pain of all the comments I  have read. What i mean  when I say triple whammy I have Fibromyalia, entrapped nerves in my groin that makes my thighs go numb,and have arthritis in places I didn't know were possible,like my breast bone ,jaw bones plus all the normal places. I work...

    RHMLucky777

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            I understand about  the pain of all the comments I  have read. What i mean  when I say triple whammy I have Fibromyalia, entrapped nerves in my groin that makes my thighs go numb,and have arthritis in places I didn't know were possible,like my breast bone ,jaw bones plus all the normal places. I work 15 to 20 hrs. a week,but like so many others I come home barely able to walk and hurt from my toes to the top of my head.

     

            I have been told about alot of people going on disabilty with one of these,guess i just hard headed. I know it is coming sooner than I thought it would be later. I'am 58 raised two children by myself and have always worked hard,i keep thinking WHY ME.

     

            Thanks for listening and any advise you can offer for relief    ------Renee

  • soffy
    Oct. 10, 2008

    WELMY DEAR LET ME TELL YOU THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE THE MOST IMPORTANT WEAPON TO GO THRU DISS. OR SOCIAL SEC. AND THAT WEAPON IS YOUR FAITH. THEY ALWAYS DENIED AT FIRST OR MAYBE SECOND TOO, BUT YOU NEED TO BE STRONG AND NOT GIVE IT UP IS YOUR  HEALTH, AND IS YOUR MONEY THAT TAKES A ROLE ON IT, JUST BE POSITIVE IN EVERY MATTER, WELL I GET MY DISSABILITY THRU...

    RHMLucky777

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    WELMY DEAR LET ME TELL YOU THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE THE MOST IMPORTANT WEAPON TO GO THRU DISS. OR SOCIAL SEC. AND THAT WEAPON IS YOUR FAITH. THEY ALWAYS DENIED AT FIRST OR MAYBE SECOND TOO, BUT YOU NEED TO BE STRONG AND NOT GIVE IT UP IS YOUR  HEALTH, AND IS YOUR MONEY THAT TAKES A ROLE ON IT, JUST BE POSITIVE IN EVERY MATTER, WELL I GET MY DISSABILITY THRU MY JOB FIRST I RECEIVED MY SHORRT-TERM FOR 6 MONTHS AND AFFTER THAT THEY ASKED TO APPLY FOR THE LONG-TERM DISS, AND I DID AND TOOKED ME ABOUT 8 MONTHS TO RECEIVED MY FIRST BIG- SUM OF MONEY BUT IN AN MEANTIME I WAS VERY WORRIED BECAUSE I DIDN'T RECEIVED ANY LETTER OR ANYTHING BUT I DIDN'T LOOSE MY FAITH, I WAS SO WORRY THAT I DECIDED TO START WRITING LETTER TO THE DISS. INSURANCE ALMOST 1 A MONTH, LETTING THEM KNOW WHAT I WAS GOING THRU WITH THIS CHRONIC FIB. SYNDROME AND LETTING THEM KNOW THAT LIKE ME

    WAS SOME OTHER PEOPLE SUFFERING WITH THE SAME CHRONIC PAIN ISSUE AND THAT IN MY HEART WAS STILL HOPE TO GET CURE AND GO BACK TO MY JOB WHICH I LOVE TO DO, AND MISSING , AND  AFTER 8 MONTHS OF BATTLED I FINALLY RECEIVED WHAT I WAS WAITING FOR AND WHAT I KNEWED THAT BELONGS TO ME. I DIDN'T WASTED MY TIME I KNEWED THAT THEY WILL HEARD ME IN ONE OR ANOTHER WAY, AND ALSO I NEVER GOT A LAWYER BECAUSE I MADE MY SELF STRONG AND I DID IT ALL BY MYSELF AND WITH ALL THE PROOF FROM THE DOCTORS I SEE FOR ALL THIS 7 YEARS. I DON'T GET SOC. SECT. BECAUSE I NEED IT ONLY 3 MORE CREDITS. SO GOOD LUCK TO YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. ATTE. SOFFY

  • SILVIA
    Oct. 01, 2008

    HELLO THERE..IAM TOO ON SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY..IT TOOK ME 5 YEARS TO GET IT..2 APPEALS, AND GAZILLION PAPERWORK, APPOINTMENTS, FOLLOW-UPS, AND ABOUT 13 LETTERS FROM DR.S EXPLAINING IN DETAIL MY LIMITED CONDITION...IAM NOT SAYING YOU WILL RUN THE SAME ROAD..BUT FROM EXPERIENCE..GET YOURSELF VERY GOOD DRS....THOSE ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT WILL HELP YOU HALF...

    RHMLucky777

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    HELLO THERE..IAM TOO ON SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY..IT TOOK ME 5 YEARS TO GET IT..2 APPEALS, AND GAZILLION PAPERWORK, APPOINTMENTS, FOLLOW-UPS, AND ABOUT 13 LETTERS FROM DR.S EXPLAINING IN DETAIL MY LIMITED CONDITION...IAM NOT SAYING YOU WILL RUN THE SAME ROAD..BUT FROM EXPERIENCE..GET YOURSELF VERY GOOD DRS....THOSE ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT WILL HELP YOU HALF OF THE WAY...THE OTHER HALF IS THAT YOU GO TO THEIR DOCTORS, BE EXAMINED BY THEM, ALL OF THEM, PHYSICAL, AND PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION, AND THEIR WORKERS...MY DIAGNOSIS..IS BROKEN SPINE, NECK,LEGS,ARMS, HEAD TRAUMA INJURY, MUSCLE WEAKNESS AND WASTING OF ARMS AND HANDS...FIBROMYALGIA, DEPRESSION, CHRONIC FATIGUE, AND OF COURSE PAIN 24/7....I THOUGHT THAT WITH ALL THESE CONDITIONS, IT WOULD BE EASY...BUT NO...IT WAS A VERY HARD ROAD..AT LEAST FOR ME...IT HAD TO PROVE TO THEM I COULDNT RETURN TO WORK...IN MY CONDITION....YEAH..I WISH I WOULD SEE ANY OF THEM WORKING IN MY CONDITION..BUT HEY...THATS THE WAY IT IS....LUCK TOO...SO..THERE....I WISH YOU ALL THE LUCK...AND PATIENCE....LET ME KNOW HOW IT WENT...THANKS...