Great News!

I have been putting this off for weeks, fearing the worst, but I finally called Dr. Awesomesauce’s office today to find out if they accept Medicaid (which is the health insurance program for the poor). At first the receptionist told me they aren’t contracted with Medicaid, but then she asked me if I was withContinue reading “Great News!”

The SSDI Physical and Other Stuff

Today was my Social Security physical exam. I was up way too early and so heavily caffeinated that my blood pressure soared into the 160s, and on top of it I was nervous. Not because of the physical itself—I’ve had three of them since my hospital stay—but because I was afraid the doctor would beContinue reading “The SSDI Physical and Other Stuff”

SSDI

That’s not a mistake—it’s shorthand for Social Security Disability Insurance. There’s a big difference between SSDI and SSDD (Same Shit, Different Day). Then again, there might not be. I just got done filling out about 20 pages of information about my functional status and all the jobs I’ve held over the past 15 years. They didn’tContinue reading “SSDI”

If I Could Turn Back Time

The official Social Security papers arrived yesterday. I’m looking at the envelope right now. I’ve read through the documents, and once again I can’t believe that I’m really doing this. I don’t WANT to do it. I feel like such a weakling, using a mental illness as a reason why I have so much trouble with working. Yeah, I know—it’sContinue reading “If I Could Turn Back Time”

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?”