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A Big Thank You To My Loving Family Here!

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Derek Conklin, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Derek Conklin

    Derek Conklin Senior Member

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    I just wanted to give a warm Thank You, to my family here and to all the
    Special Golden Hearted :trophy::heart::trophy: People, who have reached out with
    such Love and Compassion to encourage me with their prayers and kindness!
    I'm currently doing better with the help of all your Love and support from
    about a 1 to a Happy 4
    :)! Besides that, a few days ago, I received a letter from
    SSA, letting me know that my disability case was approved! This seems impossible
    because, most CFS disability cases have to go to court to be approved!

    My lawyer just mentioned a few weeks ago, that it could take another 12 to 18
    months to even get a court date with as far backed up the Washington court
    system is! I'm still in shock as I'm sure my lawyer is to, that they decided to
    approve it with out going to court in another year or two!
    Thank you all again for all your Love! :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
     
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    ahmo Senior Member

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  3. Sea

    Sea Senior Member

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    I am happy for you Derek that the stress of the disability process has been relieved, that's wonderful news
     
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  4. Derek Conklin

    Derek Conklin Senior Member

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    Thank you Sea!!! :tulip::tulip::tulip::tulip:
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Yes, shocking. Sometimes the system works. I am very happy it worked in your case.
     
  6. Derek Conklin

    Derek Conklin Senior Member

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    Thanks Alex! :thumbsup: true!
     
  7. ScottTriGuy

    ScottTriGuy Stop the harm. Start the research and treatment.

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    Sounds like a big weight has been lifted off your shoulders.

    Its a shame the medical system placed that weight on you. Like the weight of the illness wasn't enough!
     
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    Tammy Senior Member

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    Thanks for sharing the wonderful news. I am so happy for you!:hug:
     
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  9. Derek Conklin

    Derek Conklin Senior Member

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    Yes, Thank you so much!
     
  10. Derek Conklin

    Derek Conklin Senior Member

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    Yes, Thank you Tammy so much! :hug::hug::tulip::tulip::tulip::hug::hug:
     
  11. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    Congrats Derek, that is great news and must be a big relief for you!!!
     
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    Mary Senior Member

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    Woo hoo! Derek, I'm so happy for you! :thumbsup::balloons:
     
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  13. Derek Conklin

    Derek Conklin Senior Member

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    Thank you Ginger! Yes it is, and now I will be able to get on some b-12, b-6, and some LDN and others
    things that I've never been able to afford! Lots of warm and Loving hugs for you!
    :hug::hug::heart::heart::hug::hug::heart::heart::hug::hug::heart::heart::hug::hug::heart::heart::hug::hug:
     
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  14. Derek Conklin

    Derek Conklin Senior Member

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    Thank you Mary!!! :heart::heart::heart::angel::angel::hug::hug::angel::angel::heart::heart:
     
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    Congratulations! I hope everything keeps getting better from here forward! You deserve it!
     
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  16. Derek Conklin

    Derek Conklin Senior Member

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    Thank you dear! Much Love! :angel::hug::heart::heart::tulip::tulip::heart::heart::hug::angel:
     
  17. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    I"m glad to hear you're feeling better, Derek! :thumbsup::balloons: I've read many of your posts and wasn't sure what I could say to help you, maybe because I was feeling so sad myself.:(

    It's good you don't have to meet with a judge and wait forever to receive benefits. I recall going through the SSA system 20 years ago in Washington state and having a court date with an administrative judge. At that time I was in a support group that met face-to-face and each one of us gave feedback on what our date with the judge was like, so that the next person could feel better prepared. Luckily, you don't have to go through that.

    Thanks for letting us know that things have improved for you.:hug:
     
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    Derek,
    I have been reading your story with great sadness and frustration.
    I am so glad that something is finally going your way.
    Please do try and got hold of some LDN. Perhaps start with a ridiculously small amount (0.1) as you are so sensitive to medications and prone to insomnia. I get dreadful insomnia and couldnt tolerate 0.1 but will try again soon (when strong enough).
    You have lost so much (like most of us here) but with time and better health you will slowly put together a life worth living. It will be a different life but after what we have been through, we will appreciate the little things that we never bothered to notice before.

    DD
     
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  19. Derek Conklin

    Derek Conklin Senior Member

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    :bouquet:Thank you so much for your encouragement today! Yes, I'm looking forward to starting with the
    LDN soon! Thank you for your caring Love and support today! It means a lot!
    :bouquet::bouquet::bouquet::tulip::tulip::tulip::tulip::bouquet::bouquet::bouquet:
     
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    digital dog Senior Member

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    You're so very welcome :hug:
     
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