I am so relieved to be able to say that I was one of the few who was granted SSD on the first attempt. Of course as my loving sister said," it's great that you are thru that hurdle but I am so sorry you are so bad off!"
I first came here to SH after having my first surgery last year and really did hope I could return to work. I was more and more concerned when I needed 2 surgeries and was still told there was more to come.
My life has changed so much as most all of you can agree. I was so very angry and sad at the same time as I felt myself losing control over my life. But I can say now that there are many more good days, not that the pain is gone, but that I can feel a different kind of sense of control in my life.
I have built a network of support that I can reach out to. Both here on SH and in my family and friends.
The SSD has now taken one more huge weight off my shoulders. I wish that all of you who are in need of this and are battling their own cases will find resolution quickly.