Disability Interview Tomorrow!

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.

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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