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10/27/09 11:46 A

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I haven't applied, i don't have enough work credits.
I hope you have an attorney , they usually only take money from the settlement if you win.
I would only get a few hundred at MOST a month. Not enough to even pay the mortgage.
I am told by so many that you almost always get denied the first time. I have a sometimes friend who to be honest doesn't want to work. she told me that 20something years ago. She has a lot of little things wrong with her. But to be honest and I am not being dramatic. I wish I was as healthy as she is.
I love her but sometimes it upsets me. She has been on disability since she was about 24 or 5. She does so much too. She walks for miles and miles. She lifts heavy things. She is always out and about.
I guess i am envious. Not so much about the disability, but how "able" she seems.
There are so many out there that well we know how it is, some fall, some have had multiple failed surgeries on and on. You do deserve to be on disability!
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LADISHEETS Posts: 76
10/26/09 1:14 P

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Hi Spanky

i too have spinal stenosis since i was 35,i am now 45.Alot of pain goes along with it.

i do not walk well. i lose all feeling in my legs and feet.
i havnt had good care since i do not have insurance and cannot afford the expensive back doctors

So i have a lot of nerve damage from the lumbar spine and the cervical spine.

i have applied for disability and was denied. So i am still fighting that and am waiting at the hearing state now for a date to go to court.

i wish you the best.

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10/26/09 10:35 A

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now i will try to be normal.
i a very happy you both can go for p.t.
if surgery is suggested please get at least 1-2 other opinions.
My spinal cord injury , I am told is from the surgeries in my neck. It can't heal or get better. It sounds like both of you are on the right track!!!
Please don't over do it though.
Or do chores that cause any pain, or numbness etc.
You probably know this. I didn't between surgeries, and I think I did more damage. Nobody told me anything to help prevent further injury.
I wish I wasn't so naive and trusting back then. It started 11years ago this past June.
I don't want anyone to progress if they don't have to. I meant progress with the injuries and pain.
love ya all,
Robin

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ROBINFAITH's Photo ROBINFAITH Posts: 1,322
10/26/09 10:29 A

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I have a list of things wrong with my spine. No I won't list them all.
I do have some stenosis, in the neck and lumber area.
I have a spinal cord injury.
I am very limited as to what I can do exercise wise. Partially by my doctor, and the rest by pain and falling. I am ruining my left knee by doing that.
I would love to be able to exercise every day.
I like to walk but need company in case I do fall.
My dog will stand in front of me so I can have help.
But she is 9 years old, and not a huge dog.
Yah I have a walker etc. but just don't have the nerve to use it. Losing weight and not able to exercise much is not a good combo. It's almost impossible to keep what I lose off. so up/down /up /down/up. I am not giving up but I do good for a few days then i have started binging sp? again.
No I am not bulimic. Can't spell either.
There is a huge amount of things, not good going on. I have no control over it. Family stuff. Immediate family and, father, stepmother, and siblings. My eldest sister, father,stepmother, niece and her family live in AZ. My stepmother is nearing the end of terminal cancer. I bet I told this on this team before.
My eldest sister can't stand her! I agree she can be mean, but now I say some of it's her, and the rest is meds and disease. Boy am I drifting. (not enough sleep) My sister says my stepmother is a drug addict and has always has been. I disagree. She has been on meds forever for migraines. So what??
I am a major addict then. My sister was screaming at me on the phone the other night. Her problems are worse then anybody elses. I am faking. She even says my stepmother is faking about somethings??? My God she is on a lot of stuff. So am I.
I am on right now,
morphine
dilaudid(Opana)
zanaflex
antidepressant, insulin (faking diabetes I guess too)
Oh my sister was put on an antidepressant. She claims it was for her chrons disease. She is stopping it because she isn't going to be on THAT kind o medicine for the rest of her life. She told me the doctor said she can stop it when she wants. If so why did he give her as a starting dose of 150 mg. a day, with 6 refills. Your not supposed to just stop that kind of med like that. You probably know that also.
I guess I am a little agitated huh. lol. There's more but I will spare you all. Wow that just poured out.
She never, ever asks me how I am feeling.
I have backed up asking her lately. She screams at me.
I see why I am binge eating oooh. and hmmmmm.
and how are you two???? lol.
I only meant to say a few things, and wham. Sorry ladies..............
hugs and take your meds when you need them!!
Robin

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10/26/09 9:29 A

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I also have a spinal stenosis along with two herniated discs in the lumbar spine. I have been in physical therapy, which does help. Physical therapy may not seem like those movements will help but stick with it and it will. Losing weight is also helping with the pain. The more pounds that come off the less pain I feel. I have several different pain medications that I take at different times depending on what I need to do. I found that some work better than others at different things.

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10/26/09 2:38 A

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I AM NEW TO THE TEAM AND DEVELOPED SPINAL STENOSIS WHEN I FELL ON A SHEET OF ICE AND SNOW BACK IN 1997. I HAVE A WONDERFUL FIANCE WHO IS SUPPORTING ME AND TAKING ME TO ALL MY DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS...I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS WHO HAVE THE SAME SITUATION AS ME AND HELP ME WITH MY SITUATION...

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