Tag Archives: Disability

Chronically Ill and Displaced by Hurricane Sandy

When I ask people in my Cleveland suburb if they know that many people are still homeless or unable to access their homes due to Hurricane Sandy’s damage, they are shocked.  I say to them, “It’s on the news, everyday”, … Continue reading

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Too Sick to Be Seen?

Since August/September I have had a bad cough.  I thought it was my usual seasonal allergy thing, where every year I cough, especially at night, and have to spit up what looks like clear liquid (sorry to be kind of … Continue reading

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Prostituting Myself

After some successful Black Friday shopping, Tyler and I headed to Marc’s to do our weekly shopping.  Marc’s is, to me an Ohio wonder as their groceries are about 50% less than the local Giant Eagle’s and a third of … Continue reading

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My Gamble

I read The Headmaster’s Wager as a member of the From Left to Write book club.  I was given a free copy of this book.  This post is inspired by the book.   Welcome to all of my fellow book club … Continue reading

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A Post Impossible to Name, Part 2

Dear friends, Thank you for coming to read my blog.  Before you read this post, you may want to read this post as this is part of a continuing series I am just starting. I wrote this post in December … Continue reading

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Results of Disability Hearing: The Do-Over

(Disclaimer:  The following account is my personal experience with a disability hearing and should in no way compare with anyone else’s experience.  I do my best to research what I write, and seek to provide correct information to my readers; … Continue reading

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My Disability Reconsideration Hearing is on Friday

Nearly three years to the day I applied for Social Security Disability, and 15 months after my initial hearing, my Reconsideration hearing is here.  When a person is denied at their initial hearing, one is allowed to appeal the decision.  … Continue reading

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For My Son On His 6th Birthday

Dear Tyler, I am already tearing up as I write this because of how drastically our lives have changed.  You have been through so much this year.  My hospitalization for two weeks when you told daddy you forgot what I … Continue reading

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The Appeal

I had news about my appeal the day after I was denied disability, but it has been difficult for me to write anything about this process, good or bad.  This rejection has really taken it’s toll on me and I’ve … Continue reading

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Disability: Denied

After waiting nearly five months for a decision on my disability trial, in yesterday’s mail I received an “unfavorable” decision.  I don’t know how well I will write about this because in my heart I felt that I would get … Continue reading

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