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Need Help with Disability was posted 07/26/2016 08:58 pm by Anonymous
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I was dx with adenocarcinoma and post whipple x 2years and have been collecting long term disability under own occupation. I recently got approved for SSDI. My long term disability company is now hinting that they will no longer cover me once the policy changes to any occupation although my treating doctor has clearly stated that I cannot work even a sedentary job. As many of you know recovering from Whipple is a long and difficult process. Our GI systems are never the same. I live with chronic, uncontrolled diarrhea, significant fatigue and chronic abdominal pain among other things yet the LTD states I could work a sedentary job with unrestricted bathroom access! Ridiculous I know.

I would like to know if anyone else had a similar situation and what you did? Do you have any suggestions? I know SSDI takes our dismal survival rate into account but it seems that the LTD does not. Trying to stay healthy takes up most of my day. I will now have to spend my limited income on fighting with an attorney. If getting this disease wasn't enough.

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