Here I go again, I think.
I've been having back problems for years. First surgery in 1982 L5 laminectomy, In 2005 C4/5 discectomy after 6 years of misdiagnosis by a very rude Dr. who thought I just had a drug problem, I guess I did but not like he thought. I hated the drugs and wanted the pain to stop. That was the problem. Now here I am again, my left leg hurts like crazy if I walk more than 20 feet or so, or uphill, or upstairs. also if I sit more than 30 minutes. I have numbness, tingling, horrible pain, etc.etc.etc. in my leg as well. Ice heat therapy helps a bit.
Would like to apply for SSI disability but how does one survive while waiting to be denied multiple times before I'm approved. I've kept my job but it's not easy. And after many horror stories about the SSI process i wonder if I'm even eligble. An ER Dr. said it's another disc, another said it's bursitus in my hip. Another said it's P.A.D. My gut says disc, but I guess I'll have to wait and see.