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Tue Jun 27, 2017, 09:04 AM

I have an appt w/ my social worker & Soc Sec people today

I am anxious about the drive, physical pain as I use the walker, parking, and what will happen. I am feeling my fears, naming them & I will do the need things today. F mental illness.

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Reply I have an appt w/ my social worker & Soc Sec people today (Original post)
irisblue Jun 2017 OP
jodymarie aimee Jun 2017 #1
left-of-center2012 Jun 2017 #2
Canoe52 Jun 2017 #3
furtheradu Jun 2017 #4
R. P. McMurphy Jun 2017 #5
irisblue Jun 2017 #6
mopinko Jun 2017 #12
Skittles Jun 2017 #7
irisblue Jun 2017 #8
Skittles Jun 2017 #9
hunter Jun 2017 #10
irisblue Jun 2017 #11

Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 09:17 AM

1. Last year they changed rules and let you do renewals by phone

 

check and find out if you can do that next time.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 10:14 AM

2. Wishing you the best

I went through all that, but for health reasons.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 10:17 AM

3. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 10:40 AM

4. Strength & goood vibes to YOU.

1 step at a time.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 10:42 AM

5. Hope all goes well with you. nt

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 11:47 AM

6. Well....I have near endless chances to laugh at myself...


My Soc Sec appt is not today, I wrote down the wrong date!! Correct time though. So I rebooked& am now having a most excellent burger for lunch. Still seeing the MH Soc worker @ one. Maybe the public library after.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 12:25 PM

12. i have done that many times.

i once drove half way to madison wi from chi, w a dog, thinking we had an appt w the vet clinic at uwm.
along the way, my last stupid thing caught up to me. i had replaced a tire on my car, but it had been so long since i had done that that i didnt tighten the lug nuts enough.
i pulled up to a toll booth, and saw my front tire go bouncing off in front of me. like something out of a cartoon.

when i called to tell them i would be late, they informed me that it was the wrong day. good thing, too, as it turned out to be a bit of an all day job to find a tire for a 30 yo jeep on a tiny little town. fortunately back then most stuff was ac/delco or other common suppliers and a tire from an old chevy truck worked fine.

anyway, is this an initial disability claim or a renewal? my former roommate was severely disabled and iirc, was able to apply over the phone. there was some mailing back and forth of docs, and medical info, but pretty sure she never had to go to the office.
had a long phone interview.

if you havent already gotten this advice- the big thing to focus on is how your problems affect the "activities of daily life". getting dressed, cooking, bathing, etc. make specific note of those things, as that is their measure.

good luck honey.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 02:55 PM

7. can you get someone to drive you, irisblue?

wishing you luck

*when you do go, I mean

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 03:52 PM

8. The Soc Worker LISW filled out the form for the local transit authority to hook me up.

They will send a van to pick me up& bring me back for a reduced rate...tax dollars in action.
I was a nervous driver from the start, but it worse now. This is the first time in months that I have been downtown, my comfort area for driving is a mile to the grocery or 2 miles to the bank. I made it a point to drive through a nice area near the university, old big shade trees, people doing some serious flower gardens and dog walking. It was good.



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Response to irisblue (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 04:54 PM

9. oh do I ever hear you

I don't know why but when I am driving just a BIT out of my "comfort zone" I start to get anxious

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 05:38 PM

10. My wife gave me the ration just this morning...

... but yes, I am taking my meds.

Even though they suck and my doctor is yanking my chain.

Building social safety nets is important.

Without 'em I might be dead.

Danger-to-self is clearly my specialty, and it's hereditary, two grandpas and a grandma.


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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 06:05 PM

11. My LISW got a bit excited

~hey just a bit~snark. Based on convo, I got hooked up with the psychiatrist....a honest to gosh MD psychiatrist. Those are almost unicorns of health care , esp for a mental health care clinic. I would not be able to have this If I didn't live in a blue city in a purple state with a major university twixt here & there.
Hey Hunter, keep safe my dear.

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