So, I have been sitting on my hands with my social security supplemental income for the past year.
But, my court date is nearing and I have had to deal with a lot of the emotional stuff that comes with it.
Most of it is frustration and pride. Frustration because the process SUCKS! It literally makes you question your worth and want to quit. I hate feeling like I have to prove myself to someone, and that is literally the entire process.
Pride because I really don’t want to need it, and have really had to stop fighting my chronic illness and the way my life has gone, and just be okay with things. Being okay with help, and being okay with a body that makes you feel less then.
It’s been two years since I applied for the third time, this time with a lawyer.
I wanted to share a bit of my experience and time line reaching up to this point, because I think it’s been at least 5 years since the very FIRST time that I applied.
It’s been such a long and daunting process, but I am so glad that it is coming to a close soon. I know it will be worth it. I know that this system was created for people like me. I trust my lawyer and I trust my God.
So, in case you were thinking about what the process is like for your personal health, or whether you are just curious, here is my story!