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04/27/2009 03:14 PM

My case has been assigned to a judge

sleepwalking
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After this very long, long wait my case has finally been assigned to an ALJ Judge. No date for hearing yet but hopefully it will be soon.

I originally filed in June of 2006.

I'm scared and get sick just thinking about it.

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04/27/2009 03:36 PM
fibroforever
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YAY!!! Finally a judge assigned! YAY!!! Smile

I'm hoping that eveything goes smooth and well when your hearing comes. When you get a date, please let us know.


04/27/2009 04:22 PM
Janilee

YAY!!! I'll say a prayer that you don't have to go before the judge. I hope it's settled before that.

04/27/2009 08:38 PM
txmedicalfreak
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Yea Cheerful

04/28/2009 11:42 AM
sleepwalking
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I got the letter today from my lawyer. My hearing is scheduled for May 26.

04/28/2009 03:58 PM
Janilee

YAY Sleepwalking. That the day I go for my Dr's appointment. I hope we both get good news that day.

You are still in my prayers.

Hugs

Jan


04/28/2009 04:00 PM
fibroforever
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May 26th... YAY!!!!

05/01/2009 07:11 PM
sleepwalking
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When I hired my attorney she told me that there are on 3 ALJ judges in my area that hear cases and one doesn't believe in FM. Guess which one I drew?

I think my own attorney doesn't believe in FM. I hired her last August and everytime I tried to contact her to see how things are going I got a terse reply that said I have to show the judge that I've done everything I can to get well. Since I've tried everything from physical therapy to accupuncture and everything in between I don't know what else I can do.

I have had this for 11 yrs and have not been able to work for the last 3. I have tons of documentation and a really good letter of disability from an FM Specialist that says I have the worst form of this disease and that I'm never going to get well.

I have slowly lost everything because I am unable to work. I'm making myself sick with worry. I hope that I'll be able to get it on the CFS as there is a SS ruling for disability that I meet. That is SSR 99-2p if you want to look it up.

Good luck to everyone who is trying. If I lose I won't stop there.


05/03/2009 10:31 PM
fibroforever
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Hey sleepwalking, when's your hearing? I'll make sure I keep you in my thoughts.

I'm glad to hear that if you lose, you will continue to fight. Smile

And youza! Sorry to hear that you got a judge that doesn't beleive in Fibro. Hopefully, your documents will take care of everything. And if you attorney doesn't represent you very well on the day of the hearing- try to be your own representative. Make sure the judge realizes what you can no longer do and that you have the documents from the specialist to prove it.

Hang tough!!


05/05/2009 04:00 PM
sleepwalking
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Thanks so much for your support. It means so much to me.

My hearing is on May 26.

I've been worrying so much about my attorney. Today I sent her a copy of the SS policy ruling on CFS because this all started with a bout of mono 11 yrs ago, and I believe I fit the criteria. That is ruling SSR 99-2p if anyone wants to look it up.

It is so frustrating that she won't tell me anything about what she is thinking. I do not even know if I ever filled out the SS forms properly on my own. I don't know if she has all the relevant records. Every time I've asked questions I've been told quite tersly that if they need anything they will contact me.

In the meantime I'm also worrying about losing my medical insurance and my home. Have started listing my furniture on craigslist hoping I'll be able to raise enough money to make rent. It took me 2 days to write down all the manufactures of my prescriptions to see if I can contact them and maybe get some assistance. It seems so overwhelming. But must press on.

Sigh.....

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