Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Two years later & finally a court date

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    86
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked 30 Times in 17 Posts

    Question Two years later & finally a court date

    I had just mentioned on another post that I've been waiting two years to get my hearing for disability-originally it was suppose to be last December but due to the shutdown everything became backed up. This afternoon I'd literally just cleared my full voicemail box & my lawyers called telling me I have a court date!

    I have flopped back & fourth through these two years from anger, devastation, denial, acceptance & everything in between. But now knowing its really a possibility my heart is racing a thousand miles per minute! I'm trying to keep myself balanced-I know I have far more evidence to support my disability claim, but I also know that things don't always pan out the way they should. This last year has been rough finically, really rough. I've had to forgo my routine appointments, testing & even my medications are starting to get the back burner. It's been a dreaded trip to the mailbox to fetch the piling past due medical bills. In my head I know we've made it thus far, barely, but we have-that if this doesn't go through we'll be ok....but in another part of my mind I know how desperately we need it. How luxurious it would seem to be able afford a prescription and a gallon of milk without having to rob the barely filled change jar. To be able to give something back, contribute to my family. To ease my husbands mind that has unselfishly foregone so much to keep me as healthy as I can possibly be. The man who has suffered through hole-y pants, torn jackets, hacked haircuts as I learned to cut his hair just so he could sit by me in the hospital. The 6'4 man eating a Walmart brand can of beef ravioli every single day for lunch at work, just so our son could play baseball.

    I know this is a lot of rambling, and it might sound like its sitting on the pity pot-but I'm not. I am so utterly thankful for everything we've been able to count as a blessing. It just feels like this is a moment-the moment when it all comes down to the second. Something that can help change some of the last few years of struggles, but that it's still really out of my control. I've done all that I've been told to do, collected all I've been told that is needed, yet I feel like I'm flying by the seat of my pants.

    I'm relived to have gotten a date, yet terrified all at once. It's not only finding out whether our ship (okay our dingy lol) has come in, but it's also standing before others and being openly judged. Everything being scrutinized, me being analyzed....what if I freeze? What if I make a mistake?

    Maybe it's just the nerves talking.

    Has anyone else gone through a hearing-can anyone give me an idea what to expect through a claimants eyes? Any advice on the dos & donts?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    pinjarra, western australia
    Posts
    2,920
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    1,396
    Thanked 1,617 Times in 1,107 Posts

    Default

    living 1/2 a world away ......
    we have a very different system

    but i will be thinking of you, and may common sense prevail
    When you're stressed, You eat Ice cream, Cake, Chocolate & Sweets. Why? Because stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    159
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 42 Times in 35 Posts

    Default

    All I can offer is prayers and the hope that everything will go fine and you will receive the disability. Please let us know how it turns out.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    95
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 30 Times in 20 Posts

    Default

    Good luck with the hearing,I never had to go thru that so no advice here.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •