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ssd interview

Posted by dazedgal on September 13, 2002 at 13:24:01:

Went today for my first ssd interview. The interviewer couldn't have been nicer. i tried to write everything I could on the form and if rambling disjointed thoughts all over the place will get you anywhere I;m a shoe in. Had to sign a slew of medical record release forms and she said it's usually 120 days before you hear anything. I've been everywhere and tested for everything and the only thing so far is idiopathic hypersonia. None of the meds worked for more than 2 weeks and most not at all. I'm still on the hunt with appts with another neurologist and rheumy at Lahey clinic in Boston. They are big on diagnostics so I still have hope of finding the big fix. I digress. gee!!! SSD said if I was approved I could still work and earn somewhere around 700 per month. Was advised not to work for the first year it makes it a lot less complicated. I think that was personal advise not official. Can't remember the figure. That means if I get ssd and can find a part time job for the stunned and the stupid I will be able to get out of the house now and again and into the real world. That important for both mental and physical well being. I'm 58 and suspect that is more in my favor than someone 38. Less years till you would retire anyway. I'll keep you posted.

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