This is the last day I will do this, every day is not doable for me. But I tried. 7 days of awareness is better than none. I’m sure I will add a few more this month.
This is also a good point to the fact that I am considered totally and permanently disabled. I have high hopes and wishes that honestly I just cannot fulfill or do. But I am learning and that’s ok.
I officially have been approved for total and permanent disability. I got the letter on 3/5/21 and had my hearing on 2/26/21. I met each of the criteria check marks from the medical expert sadly.
It is sad to me how broken the system is. That it took me fighting for this to get what honestly was needed and deserved. This is also a good point that you have to not give up and be persistent. My original denial was from two providers who did not even have half of my medical records and the medical expert in my appeal clearly stated that they did not make an informed or accurate decision.
Never give up. I am sad to be where I am, but I am glad to still be here and glad that I don’t give up, fight for what’s right and advocate for yourself. You have to and if you can’t you have to find someone who can for you, to be your representative and voice.
Thank you to Cascadia Disability in Portland, Oregon who took on my case and created a solid case for the judge.