It took 14 months, much scrimping and hard work by JenniB, but it appears to have finally paid off. We just got the letter that I'm 100% (actually 130%, to be technical) disabled.
The rating means that they'll pay us retroactively to Sept. 06 and that we no longer will have to worry/stretch/beg.
Until the US implodes (which might happen considering the direction we're going), we won't have to worry about money to survive...we'll be just fine, for the rest of my life.
Now we get to start thinking about putting resources towards suing the VA for their illegal foreclosure on our house. I'm willing to either get the house back (doubtful, but they haven't sold it yet), or be recompensed for our loss and remove the foreclosure from my credit report.
And there's that little lawsuit with Northrop Grumman.....and possibly getting my VA rating stretched from 130% to 150%.
There's that ME/CFS thing. There's all that work that needs to be done, trying to get my body in as good a condition as I can. There's rapier and the SCA. There's going back to school (or Jen picking up her masters/PhD). There's the music creation and production. There's the desktop fab and my top secret bluetooth headset design. I can go on and on.
But all that is for a different day.
Today, I'll keep my bloodied toes in the air, snuggle with Jen, and just BE for a while, enjoying the absence of abject poverty. We might even celebrate with some really unhealthy NYPD Pizza Co pizzas and calzones.
It's enough. :)