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lyme987
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Just got my decision after two years, FAVORABLE
Been sick for the last 6 years

THey actually stated in the decision making process that because I have lyme disease it had adversely affected my neurological condition

I did see many doctors and had a brain spect scan "which showed consistent with effects of lyme disease"

Don't know if I just got lucky with a knowledgable judge but maybe something is turning

We can only hope

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canadianmama
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Glad to hear you are finally going to get the support you deserve!
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Congrats - maybe they are starting to pay more attention. Bet that helps you feel more relaxed!
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Very good!

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Sammi
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Congratulations!
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Keebler
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I've written notes to the SSA asking them to get involved and help bring about access to diagnosis and treatment for tick-borne infections.

Preventing prolonged illness and debility would be the preferred way to go.

I doubt they would do that, yet maybe someone, somewhere in their offices, saw my note, eh?
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GretaM
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Yay! That's great! Let's hope the word is getting out!

Keebler, we can hope they saw your note. I feel that the more we talk about it and help open dialogue, the more chance the world has at finally seeing TBI as a legitimate and very disabling disease.

I am trying to plant the seeds of tick borne illnesses amongst my coworkers. I put pictures of ticks up on the bulletin boards with instructions on how to remove ticks and what kind of insect repellant to wear.

So far my company sent out a bulletin on being tick aware and that the lower mainland is ideal for the lyme bacteria. Unfortunately, they used the data from the BC CDC...BUT it is a step in the right direction.

We have to keep trying and fighting for what's right.

I am SO glad your disability was finally approved! Good for you for persevering! [Smile]

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lyme987
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thanks everyone

It is a big relief, now I can concentrate on getting well

yes, Keebler, definitely would be better to prevent than go through this hell

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healthywealthywise
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Congrats!
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I know that is a huge load off of your shoulders.

Now you can concentrate on getting well.

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Congratulations! I know how hard it is to get approved. I have to point out that in the US SSDI is probably double what we get in Canada. So.. good for you!!

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So happy for you! Just getting thru the paperwork requires a PhD.

Congrats!

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