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The Pieces Are Now Falling Into Place.

As many of you know, for the past 5 or 6 years, I have been actively pursuing Social Security Disability.  It has not been an easy road. It was hard for even my lawyer to wrap his head around the fact I have a Masters degree in Library Science.  Never mind that there was little wrong with the left side of my brain. I, like many with disabilities, have been able to beat the odds and overcome adversity. My parents were told I was blind and would never walk. Sure, both are issues for me but I can still do them! 

And then my dream job at the seminary happened. How can I prove I can't work when I in fact am and am now reasonably able to pay most of my expenses? Should I have turned down? Maybe. Have I ever pondered saying "No?" Hell, no.

Two months later, the seizures happened and simultaneously, I experienced the darkness months of my life (Much of that time I don't actually have memory of...) but my case, morbidly gained new life. Recently, I've been mentally, psychologically and emotionally poked and prodded. The hearing was scheduled for tomorrow but my lawyer requested a "On the Record" decision which essentially means the judge makes a determination based solely on the evidence forgoing an actual hearing.

My lawyer called me personally this morning.  The judge went for it. The I's need to be dotted and the T's need to be crossed but I am now officially disabled and will now have a steady income to go along with my "steady living situation."

Honestly, it's a lot to take in...    

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