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Wish Me Luck

dharvellddharvell Posts: 98
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Five years after the pain, twitches, headaches, and numbness first started, I have finally applied for Social Security Disability. Actually, I applied last year, but was denied, immediately. I filed my appeal, immediately, citing Dire Need, as my home fell into foreclosure, due to my inability to work.

My hearing has been scheduled for July 16, 2009.

Please with me luck, as this hearing is literally a life-altering event for me.

In the meantime, I see yet ANOTHER Neurologist on June 3. The reason for this visit is to determine the cause of my many headaches. I wonder if they stopped to think that they may be caused by the spinal issue that spans C3-T1...

Anyway... I'll let you know what happens at the hearing. It's just a little over a month-and-a-half away and I'm already nervous...



  • I think--even with all of my foot surgeries (7 in all) that the reason I finally won my award with SS was because of my headaches,that and the fact that I was being treated for them too(medication).

    The work advocate that was at the hearing said that even if I could get a sit down job (not what I was trained in-my forte was nursing,CNA and schooling)..but even sitting I would need to elevate,and even if I only worked part time I could not hold a job because of the headaches.She said that I would have to call off work too often and would lose any good paying job that I was able to get due to too many call offs due to headaches.

    If your headaches are documented,along with your other medical issues I feel pretty sure that you will win your SS case.

    I remember you from way back! I hope that you win this award and that you let us know.
  • Good Luck O:) Do you have an attorney, or are you going it alone? I agree with Robin, just make sure your medical files and symptoms are up to date. And I hate to even mention it, but can appeal again if necessary. I sure hope you won't have to. Please let us know.

    hugs & prayers
  • PAULGLA - Will do! I can't wait until the hearing... the nerves of waiting can really get to a person! =]

    ROBIN - The headaches are definitely documented, as well as all of the meds I am taking (Norco 6 times a day, Morphine twice a day, and Flexiril 3 times a day) to help control the pain (headaches, stiffness of neck, etc). I am actually seeing a neurologist JUST for the headaches in a few days. I hope he can suggest something useful for the headaches. As it is, I would be calling off from work 4 out of 5 days (some weeks, all five days!), because of the pain I am in. I would be fired from any job I would get. I remember you, too! =] I don't get on here as often as I should, but I have been a member for quite some time. =]

    MAGGIEP - I don't have a lawyer, rather more of an advocate. This disability advocate company was recommended to me by my state-run medical insurance. Get this... even my insurance realizes the pattern of my doctor visits, prompting them to recommend a disability advocate. As for keeping everything updated, I call my advocate every time I visit a doctor - whether it's my primary or a specialist. I want to make sure I win this... it's hard keeping a family above water when you can't work (thankfully, I have a very understanding family! heh heh heh ).
  • Good luck on your hearing, I know what your going through. Took my four years to get my disability, appealled it once then got it. Usually you only have to appeal it once then you get it! Hope all goes well!
  • GINJOR0863 - I really hope I get it, this time. I've already lost everything that I have worked for. Car, home... I guess I shouldn't say I have lost EVERYTHING. My family has stuck with me through all of this and have been really supportive. Getting disability would, at least, offer us the chance to get on our knees, again (as opposed to back on our feet). But, we'll take it! =]
  • Good luck with your hearing. I am sure that your advocate will work out well for you. It is amazing what they can do. I got my aproval the middle of last month, just waiting for the ALJ to hand down his ruling. Good luck and we will be thinking of you and your family.

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