THE SSI PROCESS
History: ACDF C4-C7 in 2006 and L5-S1 fusion in March 2009.
I am in the first phase of the ssi process. I have retained a lawyer who doesn't get paid if I don't. I have done all the initial requirements and paperwork in a timely manner and have had my phone interview with Social Security. Lawyer states that Social Security is in the middle of processing my case but I have not reached the medical review yet.
I have a 10# weight restriction per primary doctor and pain management due to deterioration of remaining cervical discs and symptoms. I do not think I will be able to find a job as a registered nurse with this restriction and the hardcore pain medications I am having to take just to make it through the day.
I guess I am just looking for support and what other patients have gone through to get disability rewarded.