HI Becky...

Siick and tired. I know the feeling well..we all do. Matter of fact a Karen uses that as her moniker. I had put an APB out on her and still no word from her.

Describing ourselves with such negative words about ourself, sometimes unknowingly we will buy into and start believing we are useless. It is hard to defend ourselves against ourselves..

We try so hard to defend ourselves against family, doctors, nurses, family, coworker who assume we are just that and/or lazy, hypochondriacs ...and it pained me to see another call themselves useless.

I don't know about the hearing process, others hopefully will pop in, or start another thread in Lauri's Lounge title Social Security Disability questions. Hey, I will suggest Admin to start a disability, finances forum...

I've learned to how to ask and to like, enjoy people helping me...it is nice. I hope you can find that place within you like many of us had.

Follow the link for possible financial assistance in North Carolina...

http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/programs/index.htm OR try here...
http://www.uncp.edu/sw/ncssa.html#medical

Be well I ask...Hugs
Oluwa