My wife and I attended a "get together" at a neighbor's house this past weekend. We met a lady who began sharing her story of how bad her spine was and that she was just awarded 100% SSI disability due to her situation. I told her where I am in the PM world. She began telling me what all I had to do in order to get SSI disability to go through. I told her that I was in no way interested in getting disability. I'm 45 and enjoy working though sometimes it's to my own detriment.
As the night went on, we all heard about how bad she had it. Then, the music started up and she began dancing like there was no tomorrow. On my best day I couldn't move like she was.
I was so irritated that I told my wife that we needed to leave or I was going to say something to her. It's bad enough that we have to sometimes convince medical folks that we really are in pain and not just trying to get over on them. Now, everyone there has the impression that everyone with a bad back can be on SSI disability and dance the night away. Geez!
What we need are more investigators to bust fraudulent claims and reduce medical/insurance costs.
Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2