So, Wednesday, we went to the voice Doctor and he said let’s do a swallow study to make sure there isn’t more going on below your vocal cords. On Friday, I volunteered at my kids school - kind of a test to see if substitute teaching would wor part time in addition to social security. It worked, I thought it went well even though my headaches and everything was climbing all day.
And then Saturday, I felt like a Mack truck hit me. Achy, headache, brain fog, voice didn’t want to work - wouldn’t say what I wanted it to, ears were really loud. This morning after church, my wife stopped at our mailbox and got the mail.
There was a letter from the Social Security Administration.
A letter saying that they were denying my claim for disability benefits because they didn’t think I was disabled. It said something about how they didn’t know enough about my past work but they were confident that I could find some sort of work.
My world feels like it just crumbled.
I don’t know what to do.
We have drained all of our savings and ran up all of credit cards trying to keep our modest lifestyle afloat. We’ve had substantial help from both my mom and my wife’s parents - in part. Because we thought it was going to be over soon.
But now what do we do? Do we fight it? Get an attorney? File bankruptcy? I’m not looking that I need to make a huge amount but this is a problem, a big problem.
Any ideas, help input would be welcome…