So my hearing is tomorrow and I had a phone conference with my lawyer yesterday. It seemed rushed since I didn't get to tell him all I needed to. I'm not even sure if he knows all of medical conditions. Plus we were disconnected at one point t and thatade me nervous too. It all seemed to go as well as could be. He does seem nice and plans to talk more before the hearing. I'm trying very hard to be positive and just go with flow. I've been waiting almost two years for this date. So please any ad all positive vibes prayers if u could send my way. As you all know this is a life changing event. Thanks in advance..
Sounds very typical, unfortunately. Try to just breath. Write down everything you were not able to tell him so you can go over it tomorrow. Otherwise you will forget things. Try to do some nice thing for yourself today. Anything to occupy your mind and relax your body. Make sure when you go in to see the judge you do not look all put together, this is not a dress to impress time. Look like a chronic pain depressed person. They seem to look at everything. This is the only time a judge can see you as a person not just a case file. I dressed like I dress to go to the pharmacy when I'm really hurting and do not want to but have no choice. Just pull-on and step in clothes. Of course you want to dress respectful it is a judge. Take some time for you today. I will be thinking about you tomorrow. Good luck!!!
I had my hearing last Wednesday. She was very hard to read, especially over video conference, so I'm not positive it went my way. Just as LMB stated don't attempt to look "good." You want to look like the chronic pain person you are. Even if you feel fantastic, you want to look like you are having a rough day. Let them see the pain you are in, don't try to hide it. Good luck!
I agree... i wore no makeup, slip on clothes & my hair loosely tied. And i skipped my tramadol to remind my body what was happening. Write everything down in bullet points so u can remember. Tell it like ur worst day. Oh and i now voice record the whole meeting on my phone... so i can go over it afterwards. I wish u every luck sweetie... just be honest and im sue u will be fine 😙
Thank you guys.. i being to settle down. at this point I've done all I can do so now it's just up tothe LORD and the lawyer. I was wondering about that too LMB .. the phone thing..i plan to leave everything with my mom and sister. Since I don't know the layout of the courthouse. I appreciate all the kind words and ideas.