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I live with my partner of 12 years and our 3 kitties. I was diagnosed in 2005 with SLE,DDD, arthritis in my neck, back knee's and ankles, Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, Raynaud's phenomenon. I had to stop working after I got fired because I just couldn't do my work anymore. I was in landscaping maintenance for 8 years, before that I did housecleaning, basically all I've done is physical work so with the help of my Dr's I applied for SS disability. I applied in 11/05, denied, then applied for reconsider, denied, and now after waiting over 2 years I finally have a hearing date on Feb 5th. This has been a long road, but I know it's a road many of us have to take. I'd rather be working where I would have my own business by now and probably would be making 3 or 4 times what I will be getting from SSD, but something is better then nothing.

I miss doing what I used to do, camping, hiking, volleyball so I've had to learn to keep myself occupied with less painful things, like painting, scrap booking, going online, and watching women's basketball; I love the Seattle Storm and during the winter we watch women's college bball.
 

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Welcome to the Forum Tau :)

Im sorry to hear about your struggles to get your disability payment and I hope that February 5th rolls heralds a successful outcome for you.

I was also diagnosed with SLE and fibromyalgia in 2005 and have osteoarthritis in my neck which was picked up earlier this year so we have a bit in common ;)

I hope you enjoy the Forum and I look forward to getting to know you.

Take care for now
Joan:rose:
 

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Welcome!

hello tau ! Glad you found this site. there are so many loving,caring,knowledgable people here.I am awiting dx on sle. I have fibromyalgia aps raynaud's phenomenon and ostearthritis. I wish you luck on your hearing.I waited 7 years and finally won last april.so there is hope.I'll send a prayer for you.hope to meet you soon.P.S. I also draw and paint-animal art. GSD77
 

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Hi Tau,

Wanted to welcome you to the board.

Hope you come back and share some more about yourself with us.

Join us in the chat room sometime.:wink2:
 
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