The moment that I have spent a year of my life working towards is finally here. Yes, between being sick and other crises it has taken me a year to do the paperwork that my disability mentor has suggested I complete before applying for disability. I literally have more than a hundred pages of documentation between doctor’s notes, lab work, letters from doctors, and letters from friends and former co-workers. I also have matrices that show how my symptoms affect me, and how I was before I was sick and how I am now.
My doctors think my paperwork looks good and that I have laid out a good case. Many people are optimistic but I am really scared they will find some reason to reject me. Besides being sick we really need the small amount of money that I would make annually. Some income is better than none at all.
I have worked so hard for this. I can’t imagine working, between seeing about 3 doctors or therapists a week and sleeping and laying down for over 12 hours a day, chronic pain for two years straight, etc., but what if THEY see otherwise?
I really don’t know what to expect at the interview tomorrow. Your prayers or good thoughts are appreciated.