Hello Donna! I hear ya! It can be a challange to work being in pain all the time, but I'm not sure that a job change would help you, unless it is the stress that is getting to you. I hear both words in your post here, and I'm a wondering if you can be placed into another area that is not so stressful there. Also there are meds that your Dr can perscribe to deal with the stress. Have you looked into them yet? Sadly there are no garentees to keeping everything you are working for in life, and I know that can be a worry as well. Like you said it may be hard to find a job in this envirement, so I guess the positive note is that you do have a job. Didn't you just have back surgery? Did it not fix the problem? I wish you the best, and I know it is hard to do, as I'm in the same situation. I'm the soul bread winner in our family, and we could loose everything as well, in fact I'm a guessing that several members here have lost everything, and are without Insurance as well, and jobless, single parents, and the such. Take a peek at Pete's posting today and read what he had to say. StrayDog posted a good topic on this as well, and Chutz also made a good point or two about it. It is tough, but we do, what we have to do, to survive. Also getting SSD is very hard to get these days, and takes several trys and sometimes several yrs to get. I would go back to your Dr, and tell him what is going on with your pain, and then visit with your employer to see if they can change your responsibilitys there.
Wishing you the Best!
its ok to rant, I was just giving you somethings to think about. I hope you take it that way, because that is what was intended.
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