It's been some time again and hardly recognize anyone here! Nevertheless, we are all connected with this illness and support one another! First off I am Canadian so if any Canadian's have gone through this and can give me some input that would be great as I know the system and process is slightly different from the U.S. Nevertheless, all is welcome. I had applied for Disability in early 2013, I received a negative response in Feb. 2014. I have sent an application for a review of this decision. For those of you that don't know my situation, not only was I diagnosed with Fibro, about 7 months later I received a cancer diagnosis. So I dealt with a lot in 2013 and am now seeing a psychologist as depression is what I am dealing with as well. My cancer is in remission and thank God for that and as well the Government finally came through with social assistance and just in time as I was down to the last of my retirement savings. Now I received a call yesterday from the Quebec Pension for Disability and they want me to go see one of their doctors. Despite have an enormous amount of documentation from all my doctors, hospitals etc. My question is has anyone ever had to go through this process to see a government appointed doctor and if so what happens? I feel this is just another way to try and find anything to mark down in their report to not have to pay disability benefits. I certainly do not want to be physically examined as I'm sick of it all. Between follow-ups every 3 months for the cancer and every few months seeing my own doctor as well as a psychologist you can well imagine. I don't know what they expect to see or if they need me to look like I'm sick! As we all know that Fibro is the invisible sickness as well as depression, I am feeling quite anxious about this appointment which by the way would be Sept. 3rd. All input is welcome...
Thank you and gentle hugs to all!