I filed for SSDI some months ago. I filed around the end of June as I recall. I had been on Long Term Disability for one year through my employer. I went back to work for 3 weeks. However, I was in so much pain I had to quit my job of 7 years.
My Long Term Disability Claim Manager advised I go with a Law Firm they that did nothing but SSDI cases. I did so. I had I had a cervical laminectomy in April that did not take away my pain. It did decompression. I have a narrower than normal spinal canal. It looks like I have permanent nerve damage however. I continue to have severe pain in both my arms from my shoulders to my hands with tingling, non-stop. I cannot use my hands or arms to work.
I was turned down on my first request for SSDI. The SSDI people said my medical records indicated I should be healed enough to return to work by October. It did not happen. There has been no improvement at all in my condition. I told my surgeon this. He noted this in my medical record. He noted that I cannot work. So hopefully in my reconsideration they will notice this and I will be approved this go around.
I am in this for the long haul and will take this until I am approved.
Ken GreyEagle Wiens