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  1. Brenda Lee Walling says:

    I need for the honorable christopher c. sheppard to contact me concerning my disability case that he awarded to me. in 2019.

  2. Y. Thacker says:

    I had a video hearing with Judge Sheppard on August 10, 2018. I received an unfavorable decision this week. After reading the findings, I am beyond confused. My disabilities are Rheumatoid Arthritis, anxiety and other conditions. I never stated some of the things that are listed in the decision. I never said that I teach Sunday school or do tai chi. I also don’t understand why little to no weight was given to the very doctors the administration sent me to, to be examined. I don’t go see my general physician except for my scheduled bloodwork or if I am sick with a cold or flu. I don’t go to the dr every time I feel bad or I would be there constantly. I am on the maximum doses of some of my meds. My anxiety affects me everyday. I cannot handle crowds, simple trips to the store or make simple decisions. I can’t handle any financial matters due to my anxiety and forgetfulness. I see a rheumatologist for my rheumatoid arthritis that hit me like a ton of bricks in the spring of 2015. I have deformities in both hands, mostly my left. I have various arthritis nodules on my body. Judge Sheppard made it clear at the hearing that he was not interested in seeing my deformities. Despite my treatment, I am in pain every day. I never know what will be hurting each day. I don’t complain to my doctors about pain because I am being treated with the required meds. I don’t talk to my rheumatologist about the side effects of the methotrexate, nabumetone anti-inflammatory and enbrel injections, which are cramping, diarrhea, nausea, brain fog and headaches, because the alternative is worse. I spoke with my dr early on about this and whether he mentioned it in my records or not, I don’t know, but he said he had never seen RA hit someone so hard, so quickly. He said the benefits of the meds outweigh the risks. There are so many more discrepancies and inconsistencies in the denial. Judge Sheppard seemed detached, uninterested in my hearing. He referred to the vocational expert in the denial as a she when he is a male. He also reversed what the vocational expert stated. I worked 27.5 years for state government, not to mention the work history I had before. I moonlighted for 2.5 years working 7-10 five days a week to get my children through college. I am not a lazy person, looking for a handout. I would still be working if I were able. It was devastating for me to apply for disability and have to admit that I cannot do the things I once did. I worked as long as I could, in the pain I was in. I could no longer concentrate, perform my duties or remember the policy I had known for years. Needless to say, I am very upset and disillusioned by this whole process. I have been made to feel as if I don’t matter and that my illnesses are unimportant. I understand that the administration deals with fraud constantly but if this or anything else, makes Judge Sheppard doubt everyone, then he is definitely doing a disservice to the public he is paid to serve. I have appealed with the Appeals Council but have no hope for the outcome I need. I accidentally “hit” one of the stars in the rating and don’t know how to undo it. In my case, he deserves no stars as he treated me with such disrespect. I do hope when Judge Sheppard is in need of anything, people listen to him and treat him better than he treated me.

  3. Anonymous says:

    When I left my hearing everything went great. Vocational said I could not do any other job. I suffer from fibromyalgia and depression and irritable bowel . I will be 59 years old not many places will hire me because of my age I also am very forgetful ! Just called my attorney and looks like the final process will take another year! I have been on this journey since 2014 hope I live another year and that the outcome is different ! Praying for favorable next time! Thank you judge Shepherd for your time and service!

  4. Gena Bohler says:

    I thought Judge Sheppard was understanding the facts in my case. Being that the Lady thAt was sitting there with him clearly told him and myself and my Lawyer that I clearly couldn’t find or possibly get a job doing anything out here in Kentucky with my disability’s. I have been going through this for so many year’s and he just over looked that I was trying to explain to him. I am 47 yrs old and have a body and insides like a 74yr old. And they keep saying because of my age and work experience I can find a job. But that’s not it. I AM ALL WAYS IN SO MUCH PAIN MY BODY IS SHUTTING DOWN ON ME AND THEY KEEP TELLING ME I’M ALRIGHT I CAN GET A JOB. I THOUGHT JUDGE SHEPPARD HEARD THE LADY AND UNDERSTOOD THAT BUT I GUESS HE DIDN’T OR IT WAS JUST HIS JOB TO DENI ME AGAIN. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO I CAN’T WORK AND I HAVE NO INCOME AT ALL. MY ONLY HOPE WAS FOR MY SSI AND MEDICAL SO I COULD CONTINUE MY DOCTOR AND SPECIALIST VISITS. BUT I GUESS HIS JOB WAS TO DENI ME AGAIN AND TELL ME I’M ALRIGHT NO I AM NOT ..THANK YOU MR. SHEPPARD I THOUGHT YOU UNDERSTOOD THAT I AM SEVERELY DISABLED AND HAVE NO POSSIBLE WAY TO GET ANY TYPE OF WORK.

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