Thursday, March 03, 2011
For a few years my husband has suffered from a torn shoulder ligement, causing partial paralyzes to his left arm. There are times when he can't even pick up a glass of water, toothbrush or drive. Since the waiting list for his surgery to partially repair the tear is so long, we have had to deal with the effects of this damage for many years.
He has made a Doc's appt. and we are in the process of filing for disability (partial) I fear they will cut his job every time he calls in a says he can't come in. Scared to be a wife, not sure how to say when he is hurting, we need his income or we loose everything! If they cut his job we have hardly any income, never mind going anywhere for a trip, just trying to survive! the possibility of selling our 4x4 has run through my mind and becoming a one vehicle family.
My family not supportive at all, thinks just because we own a house we should fix it up, paint, do Reno. I can hardly go three days without worrying about lost of wages. Scared to death! pray for us please
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | By pamphyila
I understand that in order to get disability you have to find/hire an advocate to plead your case. Otherwise they routinely turn down the first application. You can find some on the net who will work for no $ down, & who will collect when you get your lump sum.
Where there is a will there is a way
Monday, April 04, 2011 | By Thorough
I can relate to what you are going through. But, I have found spending 10% on the problem and 90% on the solution helps greatly. Poo on your family, mine is the same way. When I am anxious about real life, they have better things to do.
Well, now you will find out who your real friends are. Go get them. I had a shoulder injury also, same thing. It's going to take time to heal. Once surgery is done, it's quick to recover.
Look passionately into coupons. Have you heard about those who get $300 worth of groceries and pay little. Contact them. They have garage loads of stuff, and they will be more than glad to help you with your needs. This is why they do this, they really help.
Maybe going back to one vehicle isn't a bad idea, especially with the gas prices. Talk it over, make a plan, and have fun with it. Soon this will pass, and you will look back, take a deep breath and say: "We did it!"
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