Hello I'm new

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by fmransom, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. fmransom

    fmransom New Member

    Hi everyone I just found this site and I'm so glad I did.
    What a blessing to know others that share the same health problems. We all need encouraging, and its very good to read
    all of the comments of such great people. I have fibro. It has really been quite an ordeal living with the pain. I use to be
    so very active and now I hardly have energy to do anything.

    I have filed for my disability several times but have been denied each time. I have filed again and will continue to do so until I get it. If anyone has any suggestions on how to help getting disability I would appreciate it. Do I need to get a lawyer ? Thanks for any suggestions.
    May God bless you all.

  2. 1horse

    1horse New Member

    welcome to the board. I think it would be a good idea to have a lawyer. dont know for sure. ~hugs~
  3. Moonshyne

    Moonshyne New Member

    I'm new here too, and have this to be quite a valuable resource as well as much needed support--

    I got a lawyer -I don't know if that made a difference or not in getting my disability-- but they will be reviewing it again next year and I don't know what that involves.
    I also have hydrocephalus- I got hit with the hydro, fibro & cf all at once 3 yrs ago.--

  4. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    key is documentation,,,make sure you list all is wrong w/you leergies, ibs, fatiques,, ane you hav eto make sure you have told your docotors and they have noted things,,,and i don'tknow if you have other things wrong w/you.

    but specialist rhuemy's psyhcologist, orto, esamples here.

    letters from famliy and doctors.

    go to disablitysecrets.com and also click on your tab up top disability.

  5. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I just read your bio, and I want to first express my sympathy and offer my condolences on the recent loss of your husband. I hope you are getting along OK.

    But I do want to welcome you to our board/support group. I am glad that you found us!

    I am nearing 55 years old. I am retired and on SSDI. I was one of the lucky ones that got it on my first try--without a lawyer.

    If you have filed several times and been denied, you need to go all out now!! If you currently have refiled, you could:

    - ask former coworkers and managers to write a letter in your behalf stating how they witnessed your health declining while you worked, etc. You could give them some "words" to use in their letters--info on how badly you were feeling while you worked, etc.

    - also ask friends to write a letter, or people you associate with at church, etc.

    - write a letter to your congressmen and senators pleading for their assistance to help you gain your disability

    - prepare "additional info" for your claim and send it in to your caseworker. List every single problem that you have and how it makes you feel.

    If you would like some samples of info on all of your problems to send in to them, let me know and I will copy you a lot of stuff. Just post to attn: Janet - and ask me for it.

    I like to do all that I can before I get a lawyer -- hate to give my money to them!!!

    Take care,
  6. fmransom

    fmransom New Member

    Hi Janet and thanks a ton for all the wonderful information.
    It is wonderful to have such great friends here already.
    I love it ! Someone who can identify with all the aches and pains and sleepless nights and chronic fatigue and did I mention I can't remember a thing.... plus the depression, and the loss of my husband didn't help any.
    I guess this all sounds very familiar huh ?
    Thanks again and I'll take your advice you gave me.

  7. fmransom

    fmransom New Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome. I have already enjoyed the great people here. Thanks for your information.
    It will take me a while to remember folks since I have problems remembering but I'll try !
    Thanks again and I pray you'll have a great day !
  8. fmransom

    fmransom New Member

    I see I'm not the only new one here.
    So sorry about all your problems. I know its hard to deal with. May God bless you . Thanks for the suggestions and I think keeping documents is a wonderful idea.
    Thanks again and good luck sweetie !