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Old 09-14-2017, 07:24 AM   #1
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As most of you know...the last few years have been pretty tough for me since my fall off the ladder. Many times I have felt like I was just hanging onto my sanity by a thread...just waiting for SOMETHING to give one way or the other.

Last week, I found out I won my LTD appeal...and it's got me feeling like things are finally breaking out of their holding pattern. I'll be changing insurance companies over the next week and they supposedly are approving the DRG treatments (remains to be seen if they approve mine...but I have to get it first)...so I am trying to get all that taken care of before my next dr appointment on October 5th so we can try this again. My PT is done (pool therapy) and while I wait for doctor's appointment/new treatment I have gotten a membership to our local fitness center that has a heated arthritis pool (warmer than a regular heated pool) so that I can continue doing those exercises in the water. And all of a sudden yesterday it struck me that I am feeling really happy and hopeful for the first time in a long time. It's amazing how just having goals and a PLAN have changed my outlook on things...like now I have a sense of control over things (small things) and suddenly life has started moving forward again instead of being in this awful holding pattern.

Just wanted to share with everyone because even though my pain is still bad...I'm feeling optimistic for a change.
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I'm so glad to hear it! When things start turning around for the better we have to grab hold of that and take it and make it work! And hold on to that happiness and use it to keep the positive moving!
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Hey Catra! First of all, sorry you have been having such a rough time. Glad things are looking a little better for you! Secondly, congrats on your LTD win!! I stopped working at the end of 2012, STD and LTD denied me and it took a full year of fighting to finally win those benefits! SSDI approved me on first application and within three months, so I was thankful for that.
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Hey Catra! First of all, sorry you have been having such a rough time. Glad things are looking a little better for you! Secondly, congrats on your LTD win!! I stopped working at the end of 2012, STD and LTD denied me and it took a full year of fighting to finally win those benefits! SSDI approved me on first application and within three months, so I was thankful for that.
Thank you! That's good to know about SSDI. LTD told me that IF I was approved for it they would help me file for SS...but I haven't been contacted about that yet. It took 12 months from when I applied for LTD to when I was finally approved upon my appeal and it sounds like that is pretty standard operating procedure for LTD companies. It really shouldn't be so hard...
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