Fully Favorable Decision from the Judge
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Well, all. I kind of did a team blast yesterday and dropped a one-liner about the status of my Disability application. I got a call from my attorney yesterday and she went online to check the status of all her cases and mine was granted a favorable decision by the Administrative Law Judge!
I am so happy that I did a little dance, a for-real little dance. A little shuffle, a spin and a hop. And while I can do that yesterday, today I am in bed and may be bound here all day. I think that since I have finished cleaning and am back on the machines and walking several miles that I have overdone it. I was off the machines for 5 days and cleaning has been the majority of my workouts, with sit down sessions often, and getting back into the swing of things was a bit much for me. In a hurry I guess.
Anyway, I have no idea of the financials at this time, but they are setting my Disability date as of 12/1/2008, so that means I have been legally disabled for at least 4 years now. I feel like someone has just taken the "She's crazy" sign down from over my head. There is nothing worse than feeling like crud every day of your life and not being able to get tests or anything to find out why. And then when someone finally says, "Yes, you are disabled", it's just like getting a seal of approval or something. But at least now I am not as crazy as I thought I was. I don't think... haha!
And my father is already shopping in the JEGS and Eckler's Chevrolet catalogs for the interior for his 1960 Bel Air. I mean, I haven't even gotten the letter in the mail yet, and he's got money spent. I have no idea if they are back-paying all the way to 2008 as they should or what they are doing, but now I am able to give them back so much of what they put out for me. So they will get a lump sum of about $20k, I do believe. And I am probably going to save the 1957 Bel Air from being sold and forego buying a new vehicle. I cannot work on a new vehicle, but I can work on an older one and I helped build that car so I am not letting her go that easily. Oh yeah, I am a gearhead's daughter. And we fight over the old cars and trucks all the time. Fun fighting, of course.
Anyway, I wanted to share my great news with everyone who supported my frazzled mind and body while I have been on this long journey. I can take deep breaths now, I can stop fretting over how I will ever pay my parents back for all that they have done for me. And I thank everyone for believing in me when I had doubts about the whole process myself. Thank you, Judge Cavarese and my attorney Sara Tremel (I told her it was beneficial to have a very attractive attorney!).
Anyway, guys and dolls. I am off to find something to do that is low impact and not going to wrench my joints or spine. Looks like some recumbent bike riding and some ball and foam roller work inside. It's raining a bit and my bones are feeling every drop.
Peace, Love, And Final Resolutions!