To kholms - re: New Mexico suffers

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by huckee, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. huckee

    huckee New Member

    I'm the other one with FM in New Mexico. I was just interested in following your denial with SSD. I have filed myself as well. Did you go to a specialist and have you talked to an attorney yet. I got a referral from NOSSCR for an attorney. He is in Santa Fe, Michael Liebman 505-982-3164. Fortunately my GP has suffered from FM so he is very helpful. He referred me to a Rhuemy because I filed for SSD and they usually want a specialist. I can't get into see him until December. Do you have any referrals?
    Huckee
  2. huckee

    huckee New Member

    Just trying to catch you so we could talk.
    Huckee
  3. huckee

    huckee New Member

    I will definitely check that out. I've been doing a lot of research as well, but the fibro fog makes it tough on keeping up. My GP that diagonosed me also has FM but doesn't have much trouble anymore. He gave me a name of a Rheumy in Santa Fe. He is just booked up the koozoo! I can't get in until 12/5. I filed for SSD so I was trying to get an appt sooner. Maybe I can find something through the contact you gave me. When and where are you moving to NM?
    Thanks again for your help,
    Huckee
  4. huckee

    huckee New Member

  5. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    Hi, Huckee.
    I'm glad you're getting some information in Santa Fe.
    I have CFS but little in the way of Fibromyalgia. Dr. Stephen Weiss is my GP, and he is excellent. He has written a very persuasive letter in my support to my employer's insurance company, from whom I should hear in two weeks. I've had lots of test done here in Alb.--cardiology, pulmonology, a sleep study, an MRI, and have been to infectious diseases for elaborate bloodwork, not to mention Lyme testing through IGENEX in California.
    I've decided to wait until after my 2nd rejection from SDI, since their denial letter stated the reason for my denial was that I am "expected to return to work..."
    (My short-term disability started in March).
    Good luck, and let's keep each other posted!
    Kholmes
  6. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    I should add that none of the specialists I've seen have found anything particularly helpful to my case.
    I'll probably hire an attorney after this next rejection. But I'm determined to keep fighting...
    kholmes