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RA spondylisthesis, retrolisthesis and SSI disibilty possibilties

BennBBenn Posts: 4
I have been struggling with severe RA with spondylisthesis of lower back, have cervical fusions of C3,4 & 5 and pins in my right shoulder. RA in itself is horrible and has wrecked my life. I haven't worked in three years and my pride and fear has been preventing me from applying social security benefits. I am all ways in pain, extremely tired all the time can't do anything my life has drastically changed for the worst. I used to very active fish, hunt, golf and all that is gone. I'm 53 year old male now and so depressed. Has anyone experienced this or has advice please help.

Severely Depressed


  • flowerpotsfflowerpots Posts: 379
    edited 05/11/2013 - 12:56 PM
    I have RA and I tried everything before I finally gave into Remecade infusions.I cant tell you how much better I feel.That was 3 yrs ago. I just had L4L5S1 ALIF Surgery march 13th and recovering slowly.Welcome to this site ,it has helped me a lot. kathy
    Kathy B
  • I have been on orencia and remecade infusions for sometime you know the way they switch them ..but gave up... for sometime. The sickly, exhausted feeling and pain!!! is horrible every day the same horrible feelings and pain. Seems like every joint hurts... Thanks for replying..

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  • Sorry your in so much pain, I hope you can find help here.Everyone is so nice because we all understand pain. We help each other andgive advise when we can.Hope you find relief soon kathy
    Kathy B
  • thankyou
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