Hello everyone and welcome back once more!
I must say this whole process of dealing with disabilities is very long and annoying. I started the process back on March 28. And a decision about my condition has not been decided upon yet. On one hand I understand, they need to be thorough and make sure. However, I’ve been seeing my pcp for since 2008 for my condition and for the past two years I have been seeing a neurologist. There is plenty of documentation of my condition.
Since the last time i saw my doctor (neurologist) was back in December 2017 I had to go to the doctors that disabilities provided and have them check me over (which is fine by me). The first appointment was May 17th at 2:15 I was there 1:45. When I got there that is when they informed me that 2:15 had cancelled and needed to be reschedule but my 3:15 was a go. That really bothered me. They never called me to reschedule or inform me that one of my appointments had been cancelled. Had i known ahead of time I would have came closer to the 3:15 didn’t help that, the receptionist had an attitude.
Another thing that bothers me are the questionnaires. literally they have given me the same piece of paper with the same questions six times! I don’t understand why i need to fill out the same exact information six times. So, due to my lack of funds I tried to reschedule my next appointment pretty close to the May 17th one. The receptionist in a snotty voice is like, “We will call you to reschedule!” They never called me to rescheduled. On all of those questionnaires they said they tried to contact me, they never did! So they pushed the appointment out to June 1st ( it’s killing my buzz, I need an answer now, do I wait or go look for another job). Which is annoying, the appointment only lasted about fifteen-twenty minutes. And the doctor who was really nice and shocked to hear that I go unconscious with my Hemipelgic Migraines (he wondered why in never went to the ER. *Side note June is not only PRIDE month, but it is also Migraine /Headache Awareness Month!), said that he would send his notes over to my doctor who would in turn make their decisions and send it to DSS. I should receive a letter within a week with a number I can call to find out my status. Here is what annoyed me, I can go online and check my application status. But so far nothing is there.It stops at April 4th where it is decided that they need more medical information. That is what is frustrating to me, I think there needs to be more of a status update. I get that this process needs time, but I believe they should consider the fact that, not everyone has three months to waste. I also just read today that if I am approved it can take 4-6 weeks before the first check comes in! I’m just like so you’re going to make people wait 3 months for the application process. I think the process should only take a month and half tops. Especailly if it’s easy to prove. For those of us going to the doctors for the same conditions for years one end…COME ON, why would we spend that amount of time and money on a condition we don’t have?
Then make them wait another 4-6 weeks for the first check. Perhaps, I feel so frustrated because I do have this disability; I am reminded everyday I have it, but because of the time constraints I am forced to go look for another job before I honestly feel better. I wish I could say I honestly enjoyed my break, but do to curve ball after curve ball, I’ve been a stressed out nervous wreck.
The only positive thing I can say about this whole adventure is that I managed to knock out my new novel “BLENDERS.” It along with my other novel, “I Hear Your Voice.” is on inkitt.com Feel free to check both stories out, best part is, it doesn’t cost you anything to read them. But if you could do me a favor and leave me a review that would be awesome!