Re: ARD & SSI Disability
Tue Feb 17 23:45:56 2004
Hi Sheila here. I have been off of work for 4 years, (feb 14th 2000 ).
Before that I would work awhile and then be off awhile. I was on
disability sick leave from my job for one year (general motors) and then
they made be apply for ssdi.
At the time that I applied for and was approved for ssdi we did not know
that it was adhesions that was causing my problems. It was listed on
the application as chronic pain syndrome with cronic depression.
I had to see a md, plus their psych. dr. To every appointment that I
went to , either my doctors, or their drs I always had someone else
drive me there. I refuse to drive under the influence of percocet and
muscle relaxers. The case worker said that one of the main reasons that
i was approved the first time was because of the not driving, plus
letters from all my doctors and the report from their psych. dr. . It
has only been in the last 3 months or so that we have figured out that
it is addhesions and I am looking into surgery in ******* .
I hope this helps. I have read the response thats says to claim
depression if you have it and I second that. I think their psych dr
really helped my case . If your not seeing someone now about depression
I suggest that you do. It can only help you feel better to talk to
someone and it WILL help your case. Sheila