I have narcolepsy. Which explains so very much now. Alot of things make sense. I won't get into my whole sappy life, so here goes my question
I have multiple diagnoses
2 open heart surgeries for mitral valve replacement. Uncontrolled diabetes Ii, HBP, cholesterol, CHF, Rheumatic Heart Disease, Fibormylgia, back pain, Gastrointestinal issues, marjor depression, anxiety, PTSD....and newly diagnosed Narcolepsy. What are my chances for getting approved for disability??? I'm worn out… read more
You can still work while applying. My husband was recently approved. My advice, the first thing you need to do is get a lawyer!! It will take time to be approved, and you will almost likely be denied the first time, but you appeal and when/if you get approved, you get back pay from the initial file date. You can actually still work after you are approved, it just has to be under a certain amount of hours. make sure you talk with your doctor(s) about it and get them on board and keep good records. You can message me through FB or here(not sure) if you want to ask anymore questions. I did a lot of research while we waited, but I wish I would have known to get a lawyer first! You never have to pay them, the disability will once you get approved. Btw my last name on fb is Barnes
Thanks for the information...ive written down your information and would love to reach out to you. Thank you so much for offering...I am so overwhelmed by all the things I have to work on, so to have u available...it very nice of you
Get eating healthy..Kick the junk to the side..All your conditions can improve...Dr Amen on line His wife has nutrition info for the brain.
Good luck and find substituted for junk and do it because you want to be healthy..Do not kick yourself if you eat bad one day ..just get back to healthy stuff
@A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member~ your husband was able to find an attorney to work with him thru the disability process while he was still working? I’ve called several attorneys over the last few months and none of them will even have a consultation with me until I’m no longer working. I wonder if this varies from state to state? Like Rebecca, I don’t know how much longer I can possibly push thru working, I’m beyond exhausted… mentally, physically and emotionally.
You need to go to tour closest Soc Sec Office and get things rolling cause you have to wait 6 months till you get it but those six months are counted in then. Go girl I had many of those diagnoses also. If you have a dr for each, get a letter from that Dr and make sure he says that you are disabled and not temporary. She is permanently disabled. Do that for each diagnosis and what for meds you are on for that particular diagnosis. If you do this that way, you won’t have to go back and do more. The woman I had was so niaxe. Call early in the morning so who ever you talk to has not had many people to deal with before you that could of pissed her off. Use sir and madame or maimed. Hope you do this honey. Then you can concentrate on you and helping you and your situation. Good luck hey please let me know how you made out. Don’t put on any Aires and just tell them you can’t take it anymore. That should hurry it up some too. Good luck 🍀 and like I said, let me know how you make out. Take care.
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