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Good news!

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:18 am
by bouncedrealitycheck
After almost three years of fighting, I finally got approved for disability. The day before my hearing my lawyer called and said the judge assigned to my case had reviewed my file and approved me on the spot. I will finally get to have ALL the MLD I need instead of a week here and a week there. The relief I feel is overwhelming.
Pat, hope you're feeling better!

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:56 am
by patoco
WHOA....SUPER CONGRATS :!: :!: :!: :!:

:D :wink:

Let's hear it for success :!: :!: :!: :!:

It just really pi***** me off that lymphers have to go through all this.

Big hug to ya :D

Pat

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:30 pm
by Kim
CONGRATS on the disability!! What a relief for you! :D

I need to start the process, but i've just been dragging my feet. Any specific pointers you can share?

Kim :)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:59 pm
by bouncedrealitycheck
Kim,
I'll give you the same advice that was given to me: Don't leave anything out, get your family, co-workers and especially your doctor to write detailed letters about what you used to be able to do compaired to what you can do now, any change in your moods, how often you get infections, etc. My lawyer had me keep a journal of ALL my daily activity, and that was a huge turning point for me, personally. I don't know the averages in Texas, but it took me almost 3 yrs to get an approval in Missouri, so the sooner you can file, the better. The one thing that keeps coming to my mind is they asked me what my hobbies were when I first filed. I put down reading and music. My case worker wrote up that I spent all my time reading or playing music, so I was able to do stuff with my hands, therefore, I wasn't disabled! Tricky, I tell ya! I wish you all the luck in filing!
Michelle

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:34 pm
by PamelaS
I am really glad to hear that you got approved for the SS disability - but sorry it took so long. This is a road I'm familiar with due to my husband. It took him nearly 3.5 years to obtain his SS disability - his is due to a back injury - not Lymphedema - but it still is a frustrating and aggravating process to go thru.

Just very glad and happy for you that it finally now is happening. Major Congrats to you!

Pamela