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MADDOG
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Hi Gang
I got an on the record decision!!!!!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's wonderful news brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PARTY - let's all party. Oh sorry, no alcohol allowed.

Pam

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Congratulations!!!! I hope I'm that lucky. How long did it take?
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MADDOG
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Hi Keltyl
It was 14 months over a three year period.

Would have been 3 years but I got mercy from a judge,an on the record decision.

MADDOG

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WONDERFUL news!!!!!!!!!!!! wohoo. Do you know when medical benefits will start?? I hope soon.

this must be a huge relief for you :-)

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Ewwww! Too long. I have a GF with fibro, she got it in 4 mos., no lawyer. I was hoping for the same luck.
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wooo hoooooooo! congrats
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That is a great victory, not only for you but for others who could use the benefits (hopefully). Whoo hooo.
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Your like the dog that gets a hold of man's pant leg and NEVER lets go. Persistence pays big time!!!

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wonderful news!!!
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MADDOG,

congrats ..i know how patient you have been.

Keep The Faith,
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Your persistence paid off!! Congrats!
[woohoo] [woohoo] [woohoo]

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Way to go!!!!!!!!

[Smile] [woohoo] [Smile]

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Yip Yip Yaooooooooooow!

Great news!

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Maddog-

That is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!

hugs- dilly

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That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!


I am Sooooooo happy for you.


PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!


Karen
[Smile] [bow] [group hug] [woohoo] [woohoo] [woohoo] [bow] [Smile]

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AAAOOooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! [Smile]
Very cool beans

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Yippeee!!!! What is an "on the record" decision??

Thank goodness!!!!

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Lymetoo
Hi,The alj judge looks at your medicle records in his chambers and says (YOU GOT IT) you are disabled.

MADDOG

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Good work! *thumbs up*
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Congratulations! This is a story for others also not to give up but to make a strong case and persist.
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Maddog,

I don't write much, but I do read. I am sooooooo
happy for you.

I have people in my local support group who are struggling with this issue!

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Yes, include all conditions when appling for SS disablity. We know that Maddog had more than one or two conditions going on!!!!!!!!!! lol

When the judge seen the pix of him peeing on the trees and howling at the moon, I'm sure he slammed the gravel down and said, this man is nuts!!!

Pam

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Doing the happy dance in my mind. What a relief for you and good for your health.
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[group hug]
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quote:
Originally posted by MADDOG:
[QB] Lymetoo
Hi,The alj judge looks at your medicle records in his chambers and says (YOU GOT IT) you are disabled.


That is so awesome!! You mean someone actually used COMMON SENSE in a governmental decision?

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quote:
Originally posted by map1131:


When the judge saw the pix of him peeing on the trees and howling at the moon, I'm sure he slammed the gravel down and said, this man is nuts!!!


That must have been IT!

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LOL
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Thank God Maddog! Now you don't have to lose your home!

[group hug]

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You worked hard for it and you deserve it.

So glad it came through for you! You know I am!!!

[Big Grin]

[group hug]

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Congratulations. You sure deserved some good news for a change.
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I'm still SO HAPPY about this. You too, MADDOG??

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WOW!! my checking account got a deposit today!!

From the US treasury from SS I am going to be ok now financially.

I wont loose my house.

I wont be rich but i will be able to pay bills now.

There wont be any jet trips and hotel rooms,but i can go fishing.

And if i can get well enuf to drive farther than 30 miles without falling asleep at the wheel ,i may again trout fish Wyoming and camp in my old truck camper shell.

My shower is a solar shower bag.

Crap! an old redneck like me thinks a pickup truck bed is a hotel room.

MADDOG

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Maddog, please put you and detox protocols to the to of your list of things to do. It won't cost you much money.

Maddog, please consider corresponding with Gigi about you job and the heavy duty toxins you were exposed to for years. She could help you with what supplements and treatments that would get your body dumping some real stressors.

Please consider. PS-Scott's website has some great information on detox methods. betterhealthguy.com

Pam

[ 02-05-2010, 10:07 AM: Message edited by: map1131 ]

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Sorry it took me so long to get here to share this incredible good news, Maddog.

Can you hear that gigantic sigh of relief from everyone here? I can't stop smiling.

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Congratulations, Maddog! You must have been working very hard on this for some time!

Now I am inspired to try once again for mine. They easily declared me disabled. But they say my diagnosis was delayed too long (it took six years, not the five they allow).

Old records show the LD symptoms and now that we know I have it, we will reapply. You have been an inspiration! Thank you!

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Maddog, I'm going to mother you to death. Are you reading my posts to you?????

Pam

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Glad to hear this Maddog. Hope it was retroactive payment to the date your disability began too! [Smile]
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Yes, let's hope it's retroactive to give you a little boost!! OR a BIG boost!! [Cool]

MADDOG.. Listen to Mother Pam! [Big Grin]

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MD glad to hear it. A relief.
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Glad to hear it. I am so happy for you.

I just told my reviewers---I HAVE

BEEN SICK FOR OVER 2 YEARS, DENIED A DIAGNOSIS AND

TREATMENT, FORCED TO WORK THROUGH MY SO CALLED

DEPRESSION. I WILL NOT BE DENIED ANY LONGER.

It may get me another psych exam!

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Wow, Maddog, you are such an inspiration to us all!

I hope everyone who has been denied will dig in and make them listen this time.

BTW did you have a lawyer representing you at the hearing?

Be careful with all that snow! Hope you are not trying to move it all yourself.

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Hi Gang
Yep i got a nice retroactive back payment.

It was a on the record decision not a hearing.

Now i am catching up on everything.

Like new tires to replace the bad ones I was driving on.Now my samurai is safer to drive.

I have a medicaid card on the way ,I will get some stuf done now.

My medicare doesent kick in for a year.

To bad so many rich people thought national health care was not a good thing.

Well they will loose their health care in a couple of years ,then they will be saying Why were we such a bunch of A$$es to Obama.

I allready know the anser to that.

MADDOG

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Maddog, hello it's Pam talking. You are ignoring my suggestions (above). Bad bad boy! While you are waiting for medicare to kick in......

they aren't going to pay for the stuff I want you to do in the mean time.

What have you done to DETOX lately boy?

Tutu, I need your help. Grab that boy by the ear and get him to please listen up to mother Pam. lol

Pam

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