I just found out about an hour ago that I won my SSD!!!! I am still in shock and feel they are going to call back and say it's a mistake! Oh God is so good...He's good even if it weren't true. I've been "waiting on the Lord to renew my strength" and encourage each of you to continue to do the same.
I called my attorney (I used Binder and Binder) to see if I'd now qualify for SSI since our income is so low this year...I didn't apply for SSI at first b/c my husband did great last year. When she got my SS #, she said "oh my, I was going to call you....girl, you are going to live a long life". I said "oh I hope so, what do you mean?"...she said "you have won your disability case"!!! [big silence...holding breath as the tears well up in my eyes] "what?" I said and she repeated it and started saying that I should be getting a determination letter in the mail and cash (back pay) soon. Still, in total shock and disbelief...I cried to her and asked a couple questions. I just couldn't stop weeping.
Just for background b/c I don't post too often....I filed early this year and decided to go with B&B to represent me b/c the paperwork was so intimidating. I figured they wouldn't have taken my case if they didn't think I could win it. I was denied my first time, found out last month. I was so devastated that it took me two weeks to call and tell them (you only have 60 days to appeal). So, they got all my new doctor info and then I mentioned that we were having trouble with me not working and that our house was getting ready to go thru foreclosure. The rep was very interested in that and told me to fax the info on the upcoming auction date and said sometimes this helps as it is seen as a "dire need situation". That was only last week guys!!! It was supposed to take 4 months to hear from the appeal and then they expected to win my case at the hearing stage. Can you believe this? I'm still in shock and can't think of anything else.
Our money situation is so bad right now that I looked at nursing jobs online last night and contemplated wheather I should "try" to fake my wellness enough to go back to work a little bit. (I can't walk right and have constant pain and can't even do CPR....it was a dumb thought...but I'm desparate). My husband wouldn't think of letting me try to hurt myself further...he said this morning, "instead of thinking you can work once a week and injure yourself and paralyze yourself, why don't you call and ask about your case and SSI". So I did and found out the news that just about made me faint! It is a bitter-sweet moment like so many of you say...Being so happy b/c there is no way I could work, but then agian sad b/c it's permenent...and I'm only 36 years old.
Anyway, just wanted to share my good news and encourage each of you waiting on your decision to hang in there!
Mark 11:24 says Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Blessings to each of you!