i am currenlty waiting on disability to approve or reject me - AGAIN! I have an attorney this time, but all she is doing is filing my paperwork. She won't be doing too much until we get a court date and I hope that is soon. I should be able to get it, she thinks.
Anyway, I am working with my primary doc and he's just got me on pain medication to manage the pain, but not the disease. My first issue is with the osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, as those are so painful for me. Then the muscle relaxants to deal with the broken back and broken neck and general muscle cramping and pain. I have tried the charity/teaching hospital, but since I live in my parents' home (I am 37and was paying all of their household bills before I couldn't work anymore) and my father is a truck driver, they say my father makes too much for me to be on assistance. However, my parents can barely pay the bills and keep the truck on the road.
Just seems that hospitals don't care anymore since they are getting budget cuts all over the place. And for those of us who cannot afford it, we simply take tons of pain medicine and live with the pain day to day. And you are right, you need nothing else put on your plate right now, and getting a PT job is just as bad,
i truly hope you find a silver lining somewhere. I try to find out if they have any trials going on in RA every onece in a while. I wish you the best of luck!
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