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soimnotalone
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you were right!!!....about SSI/SSDI
      #168579 - 01/03/06 05:22 PM

Last year I posted with tears the fact that I may not be eligible for SSI/SSDI because I was gaining weight and feeling better according to the case worker and that I may not qualify...this was b4 the final determination. Days later I called back to the case worker quite upset I may add, and advised her of all the dr appt's fatigue and loose stools I have daily and that just because I don't sound disfunctional, does not mean I don't feel like I am losing my mind. She offered to send me to a therapist, I remember some1 replying that panic attacks always works, well I did not have to really perform, sitting there talking face to face w-some1 about your aids diagnosis is way different from discussing it over the phone, yeah I broke down like a baby (which is not like me) I felt like such a whimp, I try to stay so strong even here I try to seem up beat and postitve (to some people) the therapist recommended that I get SSDI for 3 years. Last week I found out unofficially that I am going to receive the benefits. YIPPIE!!!! I am not suggesting that no one tries to commit fraud to get SSDI but if you feel that any moment you can break down and cry and stress is the last thing you need and you can live off the few $$$ the govt will give you for a short time, don't be afraid to express that to your case worker

Lots of luck
soimnotalone

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Re: you were right!!!....about SSI/SSDI new
      #176940 - 02/24/06 08:03 AM

i was wondering how they determine someones disability. my numbers say i'm healthy as a horse. tcells 700 and VL of 11,000.
they may be good numbers but i dont feel well EVER! i am so depressed all the time that i hope to go on disability for stress and depression not my physical state. its my mental state. i'm a fucking nut lately. i dont really feel i can work anymore. i have gone down to 5 hours a day from a normal 10 hours a day.

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