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  1. Eat healthy, exercise and see your Dr on a regular basis other than that why worry.........its out of your hands at that point Good luck Ed
  2. edkel1

    Nothing worse than a bean counter making a decision on your health and well being while trying to save a buck. Good luck
  3. edkel1

    Yes I stayed home by myself, I was planing on going to see my son and daughter along with her husband and 2 kids on Christmas eve but my wife was there along with her girl friend and I don't want to see her my, got word that afternoon that best friend had a stroke that morning, his sister called me an hour before I was to go , well with calling everyone and the memories it just wiped me out. Never noticed how worrying drained what energy I had . Ed
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    I have a question for everyone and need a truthful answer I feel I have let down my family especially my kids as I can no longer do things like I once did, how do you cope with that............ I feel like a looser and my son made a comment that I was a quitter...............that is killing me inside I have tried for the last year and a half but am slowly loosing my patience and just feel like crawling under a rock I went from being the Shell answer man, that guy that could fix anything to the disabled gimp that hits the wall of fatigue if the wind blows. Tarina........I am sorry for looking like I took away your post, that was never my intentions. Like I said before I can only comment on life after my stroke. I am disabled Ed
  5. Its different for everyone, slow down and enjoy the simpler things in life, take lots of pictures with your kids because you never know what tomorrow brings. Ed
  6. edkel1

    Sorry I never did answer your question I can only speak for my self and with a tear in my eye I am disabled trying to survive day to day Never give up
  7. I was wondering if your union.........you got another chance make the best of it Ed
  8. edkel1

    Steve told me to start because it takes time, went to SSDI and got a packet from them on what they wanted. Had my GP Dr fill it out Had my Neurologist fill it out Had my eye Dr fill it out Had my PT Dr fill it out I was approved in 6 weeks and all without a lawyer Good luck and message me if you have any other questions Ed
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    Tarina Having a conversation with your self is fine but the minute you start having a conservation or arguing with your self in front of others its time to go see a shrink As far as getting a lawyer for your SSDI........... If you fill out all the paperwork honestly and correctly with multiple Dr's evaluations and you are disabled you will be fine but there are those that don't because there not disabled, they are lazy, don't want to work and get paid watching reruns of Jerry Springier. On a side note hope I don't pis anyone off but Lawyers are bottom feeders worthless in my opinion but there a necessary evil in today's world. Ed
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    Mike Make a plan like signing up for SSDI, does your state help out with medical insurance, how close are you to your old neighborhood, could you afford moving back and find a good psychologist to help you thru these tough times, as far as TV do something everyday and relax the rest of the time. Don't sweat the small stuff Hope you figure it out Ed
  11. Mike That sucks but I understand there point. I'm an electrical contractor and just stopped doing that for odious reasons. I did have my class A license to drive my motor home and trailer to the races but gave that up because its difficult, bet I could do it but don't feel conferrable doing it. Had my Top Dragster / Super Comp license but was not conferrable at all going 190 mph, if I got hurt is one thing but if I hurt someone else I don't think I could live with my self. Go to SS and start the process of disability, you have paid into it so time for them to help out, it does not happen so start as soon as possible. Don't worry because everything will work out and cross your fingers for 2020 and getting back behind the wheel of your rig Everyone is here for you all you have to do is ask Ed
  12. edkel1

    Track Thank you so much Ed
  13. Mike You did dodge a bullet so don't sweat the small stuff, no more smoking and drinking and enjoy your life Ed
  14. Honestly..............................nothing I take it as i'm on a ride and hoping it ends soon Ed
  15. edkel1

    Scott You spot on reading between the lines, kinda like the old Elixir / Snake oil thing, taking this cures sunburns, hang overs, dry skin, oily hair, zits, freckles and the list goes on and on. I hope you find something that works......... it has to be out there. Susan.........thanks for your input and honesty Ed