I am considering going on disability. I have fought several health complications, and continued to force myself to work while doing so, but the struggle is becoming to much for me.
Aside for being diabetic, which takes a lot of time to manage, I had back surgery in January and will likely always have difficulty working long shifts on my feet. I also have colitis, high BP, anxiety, and depression.
I googled qualifying diagnosis for disability and was surprised diabetes wasn't on the list.… read more
Yes , get a lawyer, they will take care of all the stressful paperwork, you may be denied a couple of times, but don't give up. It will take about two years. I had also taken Metformin for 8 years, it helped my blood sugars, but I have stomach bloat and stomach issues, I look 8 months pregnant, They say it will go down well see. There are a lot of options, and take a diabetes class. Good Luck
Get a lawyer to fight for your disability. It is just about the only way you'll get it.
Melody, good advise but were you meaning to write receipts instead of recites? It's Ok, I knew what you meant and I am in the same boat as Renee. I can't work long hours on my feet but there are very few jobs that won't require that. I went to college to get a degree in Human Services thinking I could find an less physically demanding office job but boy was I wrong. I may have to apply for disability also.
I agree get a lawyer. Keep recites of everything. Your meds Dr bills mileage round trip to pharmacy Dr any rehab you may have and physical therapy. It does take about 1&1/2 to2 yrs but you should get back pay. Good luck
I started a new job yesterday and it was so less stressful than my old job. It will be interesting to see if less stress is helpful for my health issues. I wasn't allowed to have water at the old place and often went home feeling dehydrated. There were times, too, when I went too long without eating, which couldn't have been helpful. I'm guessing the worst part of it for me was the emotional stress of my old job. Once, a guy came in with a gun, there were drug deals in the parking lot, many things got stolen, and employees fought. This kind of stuff happened frequently. Usually, while it was going on i was trying to make sure one of my many patients didn't code. I'll still deal with sick patients, but the environment is much calmer.