Today I went before the disability judge. I feel like things went well. My attorney said he feels really good about how it went and how I answered the questions. I won't know anything for a few weeks to a few months. So now the waiting starts again. Thanks everyone for your prayers and positive thoughts my way. I'll keep you informed. Soft hugs to all
i have always said that we need to talk about it ! in order for others to understand just what we go threw ! stop saying oh i am fine ! no wonder judges turn people down ! not trying to put down people ! but we need to get the word out , that fibro is so pain full and does not allow us to live the way we use to ! i always tell people i have it and 99% of the time i either hear oh i heard that is painful ! or i have a friend that has that ! and oh my goodness you are a strong person ! and at times i have to let people know just what it really is , and then i explain just how many people have it , and that there is different types ! i was told it was in my head for i guess maybe 20 years and all be a monkey,s uncle if i keep my mouth shut any longer ! if i could i would go back and yell at all the DR"S and nurses mostly from kaiser hospital ! but i am sure they are not going to even thank twice about me ! but they don't no how they f ed up my relationship but thank the LORD i am a strong person ! as i am sure a lot of you have also heard it is in your head ! but yes we need the word spreed about fibro. and maybe a few charity advents to raise money for research ! love , peace , joy , and may the LORD be with us one and all ! love you all michele
just were in the world do all of you live ? for i have never heard of so many people going in front of a judge and then having to wait for months after the judge ! what the heck is all this mess ! you must not live in the states ! and do you guys get back pay from the time you have applied ? oh my goodness i never heard of such non since ! but as it says were two or more are in agreement it will be heard so lets all agree to pray for all that are trying to get disability , and it shall be done ! keep the faith that your FATHER in HEAVEN has heard the prayers !and also greater is he who is in you ,then who is in the world ! so i and pray all will be heard and in agreement ! AMEN and GOD BLESS YOU ALL! love michele
I never saw a disability Judge. My Neurologist filled out a paper and I filled out papers. I never thought anything would happen,so I mailed them a year later. Then I ignored it.Two years later something told me to give a call, I did. That's when I found out my Canada Pension Plan accepted it, gave me 7 years off from paying into it per date of birth for each child so that meant I was eligible and they back payed me 3 years deposited to my bank account a week later. I was happy because I was raising 3 babies alone,with no family,in a province I couldnt speak, on $952 a month for rent,hydro,food etc while my ex lives a bachelor rich life forcing me to stay,ignoring his babies for months at a time,and I keeping my medical condition a secret. But my ex found out I was abit financially more comfortable tried to stop his child support and when that didn't work out, tried to gain full custody, not that he wanted his children, got a woman who wanted my babies agreed to babysit full time, and even used my medical condition against me but after 3 years of hell I got full sole custody of my babies. I know how hard it is to get a disability pension and how how hard fighting someone trying to use my medical condition to make my life miserable even though I had never given him one ounce of grief all because he loved having power over others. I told you my fibro friends this story because I want you to know your not alone in your fight against Fibromyalgia, and your bravery to live with this disease. I kept this disease a secret for over 20 years,not anymore. Fibromyalgia is a real disease.
When you go before a judge they ask how long can you stand, sit, walking. Be sure to state how bad the pain is when you stand and or walk, also do you lose your balance? Do you fall. Yes? What about the severe bouts of diarrhea that fibro brings on, the nausea, don't forget the fibro fog, unable to complete the simplistic tasks, the chronic pain and depression. How works brings on or aggravates the fibro, the side illness . More info you give the better chances you have of being approved. I have a binder that I kept all my Dr apts in. Does this sound repative, oh yes. You are your best advocate. More info you give to your attorney the better off you are. Make sure you give them a day in your life. How has this condition altered you life, what is your quality of life. I am not an attorney, but having worked in Risk Management for a school district I saw a lot. I also became a paralegal, after I retired. Hope this helps. I always say the squeaky wheel gets heard. Blessing to you all.