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I went to see a cardiologist this afternoon.  It was very beneficial.  Not only was he aware of the condition I have, but he also knows the doctor at Vanderbilt that diagnosed me and has a great deal of respect for him.  He documented my heart rate rising by 70 beats per minute with me doing nothing more than standing up.  That and the diagnosis from Vanderbilt was sufficient for him.  He's going to dictate a letter into my medical file stating that I have limitations prohibiting sitting, standing, walking, driving, lifting, and bending over and that I am unable to work in any capacity at any job.  At least that is what he promised to do.  I should have the note from him on Monday and can start the appeal process on my disability claim.  Having something that clear and stated that strongly that recently will be a huge part in attempting to get my insurance benefits reinstated.  It may also help in getting Social Security disability approved as well.

Anyway, I appreciate everyone's thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes as I go through this bureaucratic nightmare.
Daniel
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narada Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
+70 bpm o_o I can't even begin to fathom what you're going through. I'm glad to hear that things are finally starting to look up for ye though.
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baba49 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good news at last Daniel. I am glad for you :hug:
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
:ahoy:I share your inability to do so many things. Created Too Much Pressure [link] from your great Foci Woven-tile Pinwheel script & dedicated it to you. Can't remember where I found the script, can you give me the link please?

I know you'll appreciate the deeper meanings in this image. Keep strong if you can, it's hard, so hard.... all I can do is count my blessings as I watch the next green bottle fall off the wall. We do what we can is all. :thumbsup:
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djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool! Thanks so much for thinking on me. Here is the [link] to the script.
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rimete Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008   General Artist
I wish the best and also you should be eligible for back pay on the payments missed.

Take care and hopefully everything falls into place quickly.
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DragonflyHeart Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
Hope he does write the letter quickly!!! Good luck with everything you much endure throughout this process.
Best wishes & God bless.
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NonZeroSum Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
Sounds like things my be looking up, finally. Best of luck! :)
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live2b Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
So glad to hear this, Daniel. I will continue to pray for you.:hug:
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KLR620 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Good News Daniel. I'll keep you in my prayers my friend. Kathy
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PatriciaRodelaArtist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daniel hope all goes well!! You deserve it!:hug:
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xero-sama Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: Keep your head up, now!
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one-tough-one Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad things are looking up :D
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LadyLyonnesse Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
YAY! Congratulations on finally finding someone who understands.
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djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There was a med student there doing initial questioning. He had heard I was coming in and had done some research on POTS last night before coming into the office today. That is the kind of "going the extra mile" that I haven't seen too much in my medical providers. Most of the "real" doctors already know it all and have no desire to learn about my condition. Hopefully, all the notes he took are for my records and not his own personal education.
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Colliemom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t: Finally something positive!
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds pretty positive. Hope it all works out for you Daniel.

Roz X
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an-xperience Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
blessings and respects~~~
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good luck to you always!
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