It's finally scheduled for July 30th. My lawyer told me that he thinks I have "A good case. Not a slam dunk, but a good case." Needless to say, I'm VERY nervous. There's so much riding on this. Mine is a duel-disability. Physical and emotional. I would greatly appreciate any advice and opinions if you think I'll be approved or denied. Thanks.
My physical problems:
Fibromyalgia. Pain everywhere, to the point where I often can't walk.
Recent cervical MRIs stated a lot, but I think what hurts the most is the "severe spinal stenosis" at C5/C6, C6/C7, as well as moderate and mild stenosis on other levels. It stated spinal cord being deformed. I'm seeing a neurosurgeon in September. I've never had surgery.
I have no body strength whatsoever.
Osteoarthritis. Knees throb bad.
PTSD. I lost my family. My parents died two months apart in 2002, and my sister the following year. I was 44. My doctor thinks this triggered the fibro.
Anxiety. I've been taking medication for it since 2002.
Depression. I cry easily and often. All I have to look forward to every day is severe pain. It never takes a day off, ever.
Concentration and memory issues. I often forget the topic in the middle of a conversation. This is due to my meds and fibro fog.
I think that's it, but with me, you never know.