rodentraiser Posted March 20, 2014 Share Posted March 20, 2014 Hey all! I have a disability hearing coming up at the end of April. I am currently on state disability - the April hearing will be for federal disability. Originally, the hearing and disability were for my back. I am in pain so bad that I really can't stand, sit leaning back, or walk for more than 10 minutes at at time. Needless to say, doctors can't find a thing wrong. Now my lawyer thinks I just handed her a plum with having an SAH. I guess my original back problem was looking a little iffy if I brought it to a judge. So here's my dilemma: I came out of this aneurysm with flying colors with no problems whatsoever. I notice that if anything, I just get tired out very easily and I am not as sharp as I used to be in word games and things of this sort (hopefully I will improve). I had a checkup two weeks ago and was told I was in as good a condition as possible, although that one day being out, going over to the city and back, left me absolutely exhausted. I was told that the decision to finish the coiling procedure will be made when the torn artery in my neck completely heals in six months, at which time I will go back for an angiogram. What I'm wondering is what to say to the judge. He will have all the medical records and they will say I am doing fine. The judge will be considering whether I can go back to work. My back is screaming no, but I know judges don't have a lot of sympathy for back problems. However, I know my stroke will be brought into play here and that's what will probably get me my disability. The question I have is, should it? After all the problems I see you guys having, I feel so fortunate and I'm inclined to think I have no problems at all. My lawyer tells me when I see the judge, this is my time to whine. I'm not comfortable with that, but really, do I have anything to whine about (besides my back)? My stroke will be four months in the past by the time of the hearing - how well should I feel at that time? I know everyone is different, but I'm curious if after four months, anyone would consider themselves well enough to go back to work? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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