PAlady, I am wondering if there is some type of program in your area for people unable to work due to disability, much like welfare for single parents, until your disability comes through. At the very least you should be able to qualify for food stamps.
Elenor, I think I am going to hunt down that book...I will go to Books-A-Million this Friday and see if I can find it. (I would rather go there instead of ordering from Amazon since it is a reason to get out of the house...I am always cooped up here and that is depressing.)
Welcome to both of you. I just joined last month but have found a wealth of information and support here. The people here are definitely the best and completely understand.
cervical fusion 2006, with great result
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005, I have continued pain
MEDS: Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, and trazodone
Im going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me. (quote used with permission from "Tennis").