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#21 Kamlesh

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 04:23 PM

Linda,

Congratulations!
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 04:44 PM

Congrats Tru.......you definitely deserve it. Having worked for the postal service for 22 years, I remember what it was like to try to retire on a disability. It took my doctor a few days to fill out his share of the paperwork saying I needed to retire. It took the post office over 6 months to agree. Typical. Wonder how the bureacrats would feel if it was a member of their family or even them? Bet that process would speed up.

Being a Texan, I make a monster salsa......any heat index you want. Just let me know when and where that party is.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 01:48 AM

Great news Tru!

It makes me know there's help and hope. I am a little hesitant to apply, but I think I will have to as even part time teaching is a lot for me--spoon wise. My poor hubby is pulling out his hair trying to pay the millions of bills and we are in trouble. A check a month from SSI would help. Thanks for your persistance and keeping us posted.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 03:13 AM

Karen:

Couldn't hurt to apply now because it could take 6-8 months for a decision. In addition, the forms could be filled on line. The forms are so tedious and long, SSD gives you a password so that you can go in and out of the form at your leisure. A lot of items are time sensitive information, which the password would allow you to go in and enter when you remember or come across that information. All in all, nothing is sent until you hit that submit button, so nothing lost, nothing gained.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:35 AM

Got the big check last week, today mail regarding on line passwords and still no approval letter. I called and was told approval went out 6/22 so hopefully it will be by tomorrow or Thursday. Need to forward this letter to others.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 11:25 AM

Congrats Linda!!!!

whoo hoo!
Take care and stay warm,

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 11:23 AM

That is crazy! that just to show how they handle their work. The best part of all these is that you have been approved other way they won't sent you a check. I have been trying to get to through local social security office to get the name and telephone of the person who handling my claim and so far no luck as of yet.


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Posted 25 June 2008 - 11:34 AM

Don't give up Alice, you hang in there!!
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 11:47 AM

Got approval letter today. After waiting so long and with such anticipation, just don't have the energy to open it. Will open it with breakfast coffee tomorrow.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:53 PM

Oh tru...

This is absolutely AWESOME news! I couldn't be happier for you!

CONGRATULATIONS

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 01:21 PM

Good for you Tru ~ congrats!!! Sit back and enjoy the feeling, it makes a world of difference.
It too me three years to get approved, I actually ended up getting a lawyer and then it happened in no time. That all seems like such a long time ago. I too wish we could have a "real" party ~ that would do me good right about now.
I've been meaning to tell you, your saying, "it is what it is" that's the best, my most fav and I try to remember that in all things.
thanks and congrats once more,
Much love,
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:24 PM

Nina:

17 years ago when I was first "diagnosed", I fell to pieces. My son Ryan was 14 at the time. I clearly remember him saying to me "why are you crying, so afraid?". He then said "it is what it is; just because they put a "name" to the illness doesn't make it any different, "it is what it is". I've lived by that every day thereafter and became less and less afraid to hear the bad things because....
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:52 AM

Tru,

So that's where that little gem of wisdom came from :) From the mouths of babes right? Very sweet.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:23 AM

Tru,

I remember when I first got approved.....it was great! It took like 8 months and an appeal, becuz my doctor who filled out his section, thought it was a questionnaire for my insurance co. and wrote how great I was doing. We straightened that out real quick.

Celebrate and treat yourself like a queen!!!

Kids say the most honest things. They see right through everything! I love it!

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 08:43 AM

You know Razz, it's funny how kids grow up to mimic the things you do without really knowing why. My "boys" are now 27 and 31. They automatically don't drink and drive, automatically use seat belts, the younger one still taps his toothbrush on the sink before putting it away, and they say "see you later" whenever anyone leaves the house, NEVER goodbye. All the things I did from youth. I remember Dane having "words" with his then girlfriend and I asked what the argument was about. He said she had the nerve to say goodbye to you when she was leaving :angry: !

I remember as a younger woman going through divorce, I went to a psychologist to get through it. We got on the subject of my father who had passed when I was 15 and was questioning if I had really ever loved him :huh: . The doctor pointed out that I did and still do many of the things my father did; the doctor then said that we emulate the ones we admire and respect. Nice feeling :) .
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 10:07 AM

Tru,

You're so right, kids emulate what they see! It sounds like you've raised good sons and I'm sure you're proud of how they've turned out. Sometimes we can't see things for what they are and it takes someone else to point us in the right direction. One summer, I was on a tight budget and feeling broke. I mentioned to my young daughters that I didn't think we'd be taking a vacation that year. My oldest, 4 at the time, said "We do have money mom!" I said "We do?" The next thing I know she's dragging this glass wine gallon from the kitchen I had been putting pennies in (there wasn't more than $15.00 worth) and she says "See? We do have money!" She was right we did have money.

There is no other job like parenting!


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Posted 26 June 2008 - 10:52 AM

Amen Razz.
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:53 PM

Congrats Linda!! What great news!!
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