Hi, my story is not new, I am sure. I have always been frail . I am 49 .
So... I sent in an initial "consultation"(that is the way it is done in my state) by email to an attorney's office for disability compensation. I was contacted and my husband talked as I am now a tracheostomy patient. I was told that with my extensive and complex medical history, that I would have sufficient cause for disability; but I did not have enough credits for disability. In my 20s I was able to substitute teach and work on a day to day basis, at times. I lack 7 credits for disability.
I wanted to be a doctor and treat people who have chronic pain. LOL!
I can't get SSI disability because I am married and supported by my husband. My husband quit his job to take care of me because I am a trach patient with a feeding tube and was misdiagnosed and had to go across the country for the proper care. I have just been diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis; which is a rare degenerative disease which destroys cartilage. So far, it is having a field day with my trachea and bronchial tubes.
Some days I can't get out of bed, while other days I can walk around my house. I am allergic to just about everything now. It is very tough; because of my limited lung capacity.
My husband has given up his everything for me. My medical and pharmacy bills are increasing by the minute.
Do I have a case?? Any suggestions would be appreciated