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    Hi Everyone,

    I've been fighting interstitial cystitis before fighting interstitial cystitis was cool;0 Just kidding.

    Some of you may remember me from years ago. I 'm the woman who worked at GMA in NYC 20 or more years ago before there was even Google. I had IC but didn't know what it was and my friends at work found through Lexus/Nexus a description of a condition that sounded like mine, only it was a "disease of post menopausal women" ( was the usual caveat.)

    I found my way to Vicki Ratner, who at the time was a medical student taking methadone for the pain and , long story short, found Dr. Philip Hanno at University of Pennsylvania Hospital; had the two of them on Good Morning America and the rest is history.

    Although sadly,not much has changed in terms of treatment or relief. I have finally decided i need to file for disability. I'm 55 ( how did that happen) and am a patient at the center for pain management and get by on a fentyl patch and pelvic floor therapy. I just had my g.p write up a nice letter saying i was unable to work. I hear that is a big deal.

    Now I need a lawyer. I don't have a great history in picking lawyers. Can someone please point me in the direction of a firm or attorney in Indianapolis that handles ICC? (Someone in the Broadripple/Castleton area would be ideal. I really really need to get on this. My kids are off to college in four years and i am contributing nothing.

    Thanks so much.

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    Re: Old IC War Horse/finally decided to file disability/need lawyer recommendation

    56 views and no suggestions? I'm really desparate and for some reason cant get into Indy support group. I keep getting message that my post has 1000 plus letters and is too big when in reality, the letter count is 230.

    Can someone help me here? Or tell me another place i should be asking for attorney referrals. Right now i am about to just pick one out of the blue since i've gotten no feedback here or from my doctors.

    Sorry to sound so b-tchy. I'm frantic. I cant even sit for more than an hour without major pain and that makes giving good phone not too easy.

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      Re: Old IC War Horse/finally decided to file disability/need lawyer recommendation

      Go to your local city-data page and write a post about looking for a disability attorney! It's a huge website and you should get plenty of replies. Hope you get a good one!
      *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
      *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
      *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

      Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

      04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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        Re: Old IC War Horse/finally decided to file disability/need lawyer recommendation

        Originally posted by SandyRN View Post
        Go to your local city-data page and write a post about looking for a disability attorney! It's a huge website and you should get plenty of replies. Hope you get a good one!
        I haven't seen you for ages and ages --- how are you doing?


        Donna
        Stay safe


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          Re: Old IC War Horse/finally decided to file disability/need lawyer recommendation

          It's possible that people haven't responded to your post because they didn't have the information to help you.

          I did a search on the Internet for Indianapolis bar association and found some info that may point you in the right direction.

          Go to the Indianapolis bar association website, there is information there about how to find a lawyer in the area. http://www.indybar.org/community/law...erral-service/. The website says "Need help finding the right lawyer? Assistance from the Indianapolis Bar Association is just a call or click away! The IndyBar offers two free services to help connect you with your next lawyer."

          I'm from St. Louis and know nothing about attorneys in Indianapolis, but if I was looking for one, this is where I'd start. Good luck.

          "When you gotta go, you gotta go!"

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            Re: Old IC War Horse/finally decided to file disability/need lawyer recommendation

            I thought the ICNetwork website had a section for filing for disability or Social Security benefits.

            But yes, that's why I didn't respond -- because I no clue how to help. I wish I did.

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              Re: Old IC War Horse/finally decided to file disability/need lawyer recommendation

              We do have a section on SS disability. http://www.ic-network.com/patient-re...source-center/

              ::grins::: From one old warhorse to another!
              Would you like to talk with someone about your IC struggles? The ICN now offers personal coaching sessions that include myself, Julie Beyer RD on the diet and Dr. Heather Howard on Sexuality. http://www.icnsales.com/icn-personal-coaching/

              Looking for books, magazines & reports on IC? Please visit the ICN Shop at: http://www.icnsales.com: Your ICN subscription & purchases in our shop support these message boards, chats and special events. BECOME AN ICN ANGEL TODAY!

              Please remember that the information on the ICN is provided with the understanding that ICN, its founder, staff, volunteers, and participants are not engaged in rendering medical or professional medical services. We cannot and do not give medical advice. Only your personal physician can do this for you.






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                Re: Old IC War Horse/finally decided to file disability/need lawyer recommendation

                Originally posted by ICNDonna View Post
                I haven't seen you for ages and ages --- how are you doing?


                Donna
                I'm surviving. How are you Donna? It has been a while. I see so many familiar faces on facebook...decided to come check it out over here again. I kinda missed it here
                *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
                *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
                *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

                Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

                04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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                  Re: Old IC War Horse/finally decided to file disability/need lawyer recommendation

                  Well then it's about time you can back for a visit, eh? Welcome home!
                  Would you like to talk with someone about your IC struggles? The ICN now offers personal coaching sessions that include myself, Julie Beyer RD on the diet and Dr. Heather Howard on Sexuality. http://www.icnsales.com/icn-personal-coaching/

                  Looking for books, magazines & reports on IC? Please visit the ICN Shop at: http://www.icnsales.com: Your ICN subscription & purchases in our shop support these message boards, chats and special events. BECOME AN ICN ANGEL TODAY!

                  Please remember that the information on the ICN is provided with the understanding that ICN, its founder, staff, volunteers, and participants are not engaged in rendering medical or professional medical services. We cannot and do not give medical advice. Only your personal physician can do this for you.






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                    Re: Old IC War Horse/finally decided to file disability/need lawyer recommendation

                    Originally posted by icnmgrjill View Post
                    Well then it's about time you can back for a visit, eh? Welcome home!
                    Thanks Jill
                    *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
                    *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
                    *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

                    Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

                    04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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