The Persistant Toe
Posted 27 December 2007 - 05:29 PM
Sorry to be a downer with this post, but it is what it is. I firmly believe that our illness is not as extinct as stated. Doctors need to recognize the symptoms as they occur. CREST and Sclero are more prevalent then they realize. There needs to be some bulletin, convention, etc., to get the awareness out to the medical field to define and teach the symptoms for quicker treatment of any given situation that patients come in with.
It is what it is...........
Posted 27 December 2007 - 07:45 PM
Your post brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry to hear you toe has now progressed to endangering the rest of your foot. I will think positive thoughts for you.
Please hang in there and congrats on the NO SMOKING! Yippee!
Posted 28 December 2007 - 04:33 AM
Posted 28 December 2007 - 06:04 AM
I too am trying to get disability but I did mine online and it was quite quick. I had my telephone interview a few weeks ago and now they are in the process of getting the records in St. Paul (I live in Minnesota). Supposedly because I have sclero they are moving it to expedited status due to the nature of the disease so I hope that in your case they will do that also.
Good luck on your quitting smoking. I know it won't be easy.
Warm hugs from Minnesota.
Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:02 PM
I applied on line for permanent disability yesterday with application and medical history forms. They actually called today to tell me to download the medical release applications, sign and return to their office. I downloaded about 15 for their needs, just as the mailman was coming for drop off of mail. He took the forms.
SSA said all I need now is my birth certificate, but not at this point. I hope they do process as soon as possible. The woman said 4-6 months. I don't blame the wait, as they must try to weed out the "users" of the system as compared to the people who deserve the "rights" of the system.
Almost 19 hours and no cigs. Did take a toke of the Nicoderm about 5 minutes ago.
PS: Had to go back to the foot doctor today due to hemorrhage last light. Apparently great deal of work done on my foot yesterday. Large toe almost gone. Doctor on duty said toe looked great with no sign of infection. (Just one day off cigs?). If so, count me in. PS: doctor is one great looker! Seeing him again on Monday.
Happy New Year everyone........suddenly feeling a renewed sense of Spirit.
It is what it is...........
Posted 28 December 2007 - 06:52 PM
I am so glad to hear of your progress with smoking. It really is confermation that your efforts to quit have improved your toes healing.
Keep up the good work, you are doing great.
Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:39 PM
Would just like to wish you well & hope that you have a better New Year.
I can't imagine how you must be feeling but well done for giving up the smoking.