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  • Yahooooooooooooooo!

    Got my determination papers on my review and not only will my SS be continued, there will only be reviews from "time to time" now so I don't have to worry about that every 2 years now <img src="graemlins/blah.gif" border="0" alt="[blah]" />

    I can not believe how much stress has been taken out of my life by one little letter <img src="graemlins/lmao.gif" border="0" alt="[lmao]" />

    tons and tons of <img src="graemlins/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="[grouphug]" />
    Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".

  • #2
    You deserve a break, Teri!!!!!!! <img src="graemlins/kissing.gif" border="0" alt="[kissing]" />
    We can help one another here. Sue


    • #3
      Glad to hear that. Now sit back and enjoy the [img]cool.gif[/img] !!!!!!!!

      Jaime <img src="graemlins/hi.gif" border="0" alt="[hi]" />
      Tons of support,

      IC angel helping families in need for the holidays. [email protected]


      • #4
        <img src="graemlins/kissing.gif" border="0" alt="[kissing]" /> I'm tellin' ya, I keep reading that paper over and over and over and I just don't have anyone to kiss so you guys get them <img src="graemlins/kissing.gif" border="0" alt="[kissing]" /> <img src="graemlins/kissing.gif" border="0" alt="[kissing]" /> <img src="graemlins/kissing.gif" border="0" alt="[kissing]" />
        Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".


        • #5
          [img]cool.gif[/img] I FINALLY got a court date for SSD, after waiting 18 months! This is 2nd go round, and when I got denied the 2nd time, I got a SSD lawyer [img]biggrin.gif[/img] and now, 18 months later, I will be in court Sept 18th [img]smile.gif[/img] This has been so stressfull <img src="graemlins/banghead.gif" border="0" alt="[banghead]" /> but I have had to wait it out! Unfortunatley, for me, I do not respond to very many meds, or procedures <img src="graemlins/scream.gif" border="0" alt="[scream]" /> I have bad reactions, so, I'm at the end here, just hanging on to the knot at the end [img]wink.gif[/img]
          Wishing you all pain free days <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[angel]" />
          Think on those things that are true, pure, just and honest
          Then~ You will have perfect peace~


          • #6
            sending positive thoughts and energy your way Pam.....NO ONE should have to wait that long!!!!! Our SS disability system totally sucks <img src="graemlins/cussing.gif" border="0" alt="[cussing]" />
            Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".


            • #7
              Oh, Teri, I'm so happy for you! Finally, the silver lining comes through!

              <img src="graemlins/kissing.gif" border="0" alt="[kissing]" />
              ~ Life's a Garden, Dig it. ~ Joe Dirte'


              • #8
                Congrats, Teri! That's great!!!

                Melanie J.
                "The sun shines not on us, but in us." John Muir

                Living a happy life in spite of IC!


                • #9
                  I am very happy for you Teri, I know it can be a real pain sometimes!! [img]smile.gif[/img]

                  "Life is what happens when you are making other plans" John Lennon

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                  • #10
                    Congratulations Teri <img src="graemlins/kissing.gif" border="0" alt="[kissing]" /> I am so happy for you,now you can relax and bet that will ease up on the symptoms too. Stress stinks with IC. Congratulations <img src="graemlins/hi.gif" border="0" alt="[hi]" />

                    Sammy, kept trying and don't give up you will get there too sorry it has to take so long. Hang in there. <img src="graemlins/kissing.gif" border="0" alt="[kissing]" />

                    "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." --Helen Keller


                    • #11
                      YAY! I am so glad for you Teri, that is wonderful news.

                      Enjoy your "freedom" Hehehe, Lisa
                      God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging......The LORD Almighty is with us the GOD of Jacob is our fortress." Psalm 46:1-3,7

                      May God bless our nation


                      • #12
                        Hi Teri,
                        I am soooo happy for you. Now you can enjoy your grandchildren. I think I may just try to do the same thing, but not right now.
                        Susan [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]biggrin.gif[/img] [img]cool.gif[/img]
                        People may not remember exactly what "you did, or what you said, but- they will always remember how you made them feel"


                        • #13
                          Hey Susan~the sooner you start the better off you are. There are some girls who have had to fight for months and months to get it. Just call your SS office and ask some questions. That's what happened to me, I had just called with some questions. The girl, who was a complete doll, is the one who suggested that I start the application now because some times it takes so long, AND you can stop the process anytime you want.

                          wishing you the very best <img src="graemlins/kissing.gif" border="0" alt="[kissing]" />
                          Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".


                          • #14
                            Congratulations Teri! And good luck Pam. I'm in the process too. I've been denied twice and am now waiting for a hearing date. I do have disability insurance at least, so financially I'm not too bad. I hate the waiting and stress though! Red tape sucks!!
                            Take care everyone! <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[angel]" />
                            Julie <img src="graemlins/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="[grouphug]" />
                            "Don't sweat the small stuff."


                            • #15
                              To Terri, I am so happy for you.. This must make it easier to concentrate on your recovery. For Pam, I just had my Court date on Aug. 6th.. I did not sleep for about a week before, going through every angle in my mind.. I am not going to lie to you it is hard.. They ask you alot of questions.. The attorney ( yours ) asks you about your desease, how it affects your daily life.. Then the ADJ asks very speciffic questions on a day. From rising to going to sleep.. He wanted to know why I could not just wear Depends pads and work.. I just said the pain involved, and voiding is something that takes a few min. for us, and that I already wear pads anyway for incontinance.. Then we had another break, and a lady for Occupational Social Services comes in.. I had never seen her before.. So I was nervous. She read off to him jobs I was qualified to do. Both skilled and unskilled.. Then he asked her with my condition could I miss more than 3 days a month if I were sick, or have 5 breaks during the course of an hour.. She said no.. One thing I did, was to make a copy of my pay check stub and my schesule and show them how much work hours I am scheduled to work, and how many I miss because of my illness..
                              Also I was denied health Insurance, and I took them a copy of this.. The attorney also had all of my medical records from the last 20 plus years.. before my diagnosis, when I had symptoms, and after.. This is important.. I bet I have spent hundreds of hours over the course of the last year and a half getting ready for this..
                              I still do not know anything.. Now it takes 30 to 60 days to receive your ruling.. Fun huh!&gt;!&gt; <img src="graemlins/hi.gif" border="0" alt="[hi]" />