Got the letter from SSA yesterday. It basically says that I'm not impaired even though I have 5 spinal fusions, knee surgeries, etc I can do a light duty job or even my prior job which did not require exertion in their perspective.
Right....flying 2-3 days a week to employers all over the US to spend 8 hours a day in meetings, enrolling employees, doing presentations, lugging crap city to city, etc requires no exertion or stamina :-)
And regardless of that I'm not sure what light duty job I can do that permits me to lay down when needed, take heavy medications, walk around when needed, leave the room, leave the office,etc.
Even though I worked in the STD/LTD industry for 15 years and saw this thousands of time somehow I hoped I'd be one to get approved simply based on all the surgeries, etc. But my attorney rep said the latest stats show AZ has a 95% denial rate at initial app and we'll just move forward with appeal. Luckily this week I have appointments with my spine surgeon, knee surgeon (who is in same practice as orth spine surgeon), and pain med doc so I'll share this information with all of them. Just thought about it, maybe I shoudl take my SS denial letter to each doc?????
2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos