I, like you have the same worries. Right now I'm on Long Term disability through work, but if that is ever stopped I really don't know what I would do. I know I couldn't do the type of work I was doing and my pain is so wide spread I there isn't much that I can do for long periods of time.
I'd like to hear other members comments on this. Thanks for bringing it up.
Post Edited (03Mach) : 2/4/2008 9:54:59 PM (GMT-7)
After 20 some years plus as a paralegal, I had to retire due to my chrons disease. My gastro who does not believe in people retiring, infact I was his 2nd patient he ever put into medical retirement. He told me to apply for SSD and he would do whatever needed to help me get it. I applied and was approved within the 6 month time frame. I had so many problems resulting from the cd that by tryinh to work I just ended up making myself sicker. My CP is another issue thats taken on it own twist in my life. I surely would have never thought this would happen to me. I was someone that went 500mph all the time. I am very thankful that I have gone and done and seen the things I have before becoming so ill.
I too am an animal lover. I currently am the momma to an 11 yrs old golden retriever who strayed to my front door in 2000. I have a cat that was a stray and she is my upstairs cat. We are also parents to a 1yr old Britney Spaniel who is a rascal. He is awful. He has chewed the corners off of my new wide baseboards, he ate my patio chairs, he chewed hubby's cell phone & remote oh the list goes on. He is sneaky and a little thief to say the least. But one look at me with those yellow eyes I am done and he knows it. My husband keeps talking about how smart he is if we could just channel it in the right direction.
My boys are very comforting to me. Even the little Sneaky one lays down by me when I don't feel good. Susie