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   Posted 3/27/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Today I finally did it, I applied online for disability. I know it's a longshot, but its step 1. I know I'll be denied, and I know I'll have to appeal and go through a huge process to get it, and that it's going to drive me insane just trying to get it, but it;s my only option right now since I can;t work.

My doctor is supporting me, but it's weird because even though I know I can;t hold hold down a job, I feel like I could hold down a job, but IZ know my history. I just wish employers were more understanding when you told them before you were hired that you had a condition and were going to have lousy days when you just couldn;t function around people.
Diagnosed Bipolar 1995
Successfully Treated now in 2009.
Abilify 2.5mg 1xpm, Seroquel XR 50-100mg PM. Topamax 75mg 2x daily

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   Posted 3/27/2010 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   


  Well good luck and i hope you can get it. I live in Wilmington also and the job market is brutal. I am lucky that my desease presents with lots of hypo manias so i am generally a very very happy guy to be around. 

   My wife is going to be unemployed soon so i will have that stress added to my life.  The jobs market around here while diverse, can afford to be very very selective of who they hire.

    Here is hoping.


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   Posted 3/27/2010 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck! I'm sort of complicated. I can work, maybe because I am fun to be around and I tend to get pretty buddy buddy with everybody I work with so that they understand when I am loosing it. I just hate work. I find no fulfillment in it. I want to play music, write, live, be happy. For that reason I'm doing an experiment and cutting my hours for spring term (we schedule by the school term). We'll see, three six hour nights will ammount to, oh, eight hundred dollars a month including tips. The advantage is that I generally get more manic with the sun (not consistently, but I can count on some very productive days), and I want to do some traveling and a lot of writing/music this spring.

Anyways, sorry, thats not really related.

Good luck and I really hope it works out for you. I know that if my bp keeps me from working normal jobs with normal people, and if it gets worse it could keep me from working any job.

Keep on keeping on!

Post Edited (Tainted) : 3/27/2010 4:38:17 PM (GMT-6)

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