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    Hey everybody!

    This post may be a bit disjointed, because I think I am still completely in shock! Awed, and amazed, and thankful to God and my doctors, and to all of you who have helped me deal with this utterly exhausting and nerve-wracking (sp?) I did not believe that I would ever get disabilty. Total non-believer in the Federal Goverment. My Uro was totally freaking out when I told her, because the ruling came qround so quickly. About one and a half to two and a half weeks after they got the last bit of info from my doctors, I got a call that told me I had been approved. I should get my first check in June, and will also get a check retro to August, which is going to save our butts in a BIG way.

    I feel guilty as I write this, because I know there are SO MANY of us struggling out there, fighting to get what, if you break it down, is do to us. We do pay into it - it is our money. I have worked since I was fourteen...I am now 36. Yup...I would say I have paid into the fund

    I sincerely hope that I have not hurt anyone by talking about this, but I really wanted to share this with you all, because it has been such a struggle. Finish one package, another comes in. You are in so much pain that sitting up is a nightmare, let alone write and fill out a bunch of redundant paperwork.

    But anyway, this came at the perfect time, as it was getting to the point where we were probably looking at moving in with my In-laws. They are wonderful people, but we are adults now...need to take care of ourselves.

    I am definately rambling now, sO I will stop. Take care, everyone. I wil be praying for you, and hope that that everyone gets the money they need. God Bless...

    "It's not brave if you're not scared..."

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    WAY TO GO CRISTINA!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO I am SOOOOOOO happy that you FINALLY got what has been coming to you. YOu shouldn't feel bad at all. We will all have our day in the sun. And today is your deserve to rejoyce and be happy! Congrats again Hun

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      Congrats CRistina. WTG. I don't if in MA, if the Social Security office has to be trained on IC.If it continues to get worse, I will have to file again for the 4th time and this time I will get a lawyer. I tried doing it with depression and my back, they said I could work. I am working. I just can't do full time anymore even though I work 34 hours aweek. I just get frustated with the SSI office. Congarts to you.
      Hang in there , There is hope.
      There is hope. Prayer works.

      Love, Debbie


      • #4
        Congrats!!!!! That is great news. You should not feel bad at all it actually gives hope.

        I am very happy for you and wish you the best.
        I sure do understand the paper work and how much there is.
        Always wishing the best to all of you.


        • #5
          {{{{{Cristina}}}}}I can just see you doing a jig in the kitchen singing like some wack-o lmao

          I am sooooooooooooo happy for you. And don't you feel bad for one second. With every approval we get, the closer we get. I don't have a clue what makes some of the cases drag on and had a strong and constant work record it looks like. So did I. I wonder if that plays in to it in anyway????

          I still will say to anyone who is going to apply....get those records into your hands from your dr's and hospitals and send them with you application. Saves time and you are sure they were sent. Keep copies of EVERYTHING, even if it's the postage date on an envelope. It's the little things they try to screw you over with.

          I'm so glad for you Cristina. I needed to hear something positive tonight....thankx kissing
          Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".


          • #6
            Cristina, That is wonderful news. Things have really improved in the last 6 years. I had to fight SS for 18 months, and was finally approved on the thrid try when I asked for an administrative law hearing.

            Each one who comes before makes it easier for the next one(s).

            I bet you feel like a big burden has been lifted from you. I don't know what we would do without the Medicare as primary and my other insurance as secondary. That alone is worth so very much.


            • #7
              congrats congrats grouphug kissing hi
              'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


              • #8
                Way to go girl! I am so happy for you. Do not feel bad about telling all of us about your good news. I just got turned down this week on my first try but I will not give up!!! They hope that they will break your will but they won't mine. I am very happy for you - enjoy. Maybe this will help your symptoms some by not having to worry about it. Love, Susan PS. Good news like this helps the rest of us to keep on fighting - there is hope!


                • #9
                  I just wanted to thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. There is strength in numbers, and your backing me up and congratulating me have helped to make me feel validated and vindicated. And I needed that desperately. So...thank you.

                  Cristina hi
                  "It's not brave if you're not scared..."