Now It Begins

Well, phase one of my Social Security odyssey has begun; I just had a 20-minute conversation with my attorney’s legal assistant that’s going to get the ball rolling on my disability claim. It felt so awkward, talking to a stranger on the phone about my health issues. I’m OK with writing about them in this spaceContinue reading “Now It Begins”

Oops, I Did It Again

Well, the deed has been done. I signed the attorney papers and mailed them out this morning. I know I must’ve come across as whiny and wishy-washy during the past couple of weeks, and I’m sorry about that. Yesterday a friend of mine suggested—in so many words—that I really needed to shit or get offContinue reading “Oops, I Did It Again”

Same S#!+, Different Day

My sleep is getting screwy again. The past four nights I’ve been awake well past midnight with racing thoughts, trying to calm my mind with prayer and meditation and failing utterly. Then I can barely get out of bed in the morning because my brain does not have an OFF switch and my ruminations continue all night, even after IContinue reading “Same S#!+, Different Day”

Hope Springs Eternal

I think by now we’ve all figured out the common theme for the past few days. The proverbial chips have been down for some time, but I’m feeling my optimism rising again even though nothing has changed on the surface. I’m like a robin with one end of a ten-foot earthworm in its beak…..a little nibble keepsContinue reading “Hope Springs Eternal”

You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone

I’ve had time now to reflect on both the game-changing appointment with Dr. Awesomesauce and the death of Robin Williams, and between those events and my chronic worries, I’m feeling sort of, well…..squirmy. It’s hard to describe, this restless, inwardly agitated sensation; it’s not depression, and it’s certainly not mania. In fact, it doesn’t really haveContinue reading “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone”

Turning A Corner

The world just tilted on its axis: today, Dr. Awesomesauce broached the subject of disability. I couldn’t believe it. We have had this discussion before, and at that time he insisted that he’d never sign off on a disability claim because he believed I was perfectly capable of working full-time. But even though he still wants me toContinue reading “Turning A Corner”

The 300th Post: Disabled or Not?

Wow, it’s hard to believe that this is already my 300th post on this blog. I started it last June at the suggestion of a fellow writer and friend to enter a blogging contest, and while she bugged out within the first few days, I got hooked…..and the rest, as they say, is history. It’sContinue reading “The 300th Post: Disabled or Not?”