Post Edited (nasalady) : 3/20/2010 8:08:23 PM (GMT-6)
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stood
Stella Marie Chronic Pain Forum Moderator
Progressive neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atrophy, muscle spasms, muscle pain, neuropathy, & neuropathic pain, central sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and 2 pain implants – intrathecal pain medication pump and an SCS (spinal cord stimulator). Extra fun little toys and gadgets; O2 generator and assorted wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and orthotic braces. Med - too many too list or even care about!
Post Edited (Stella Marie) : 3/21/2010 12:05:00 PM (GMT-6)
It is a very trying experience when you have to finally make the decision that you just can't work outside of your home anymore. When I had to quit working I didn't have the option for long-term disability from my employer, it was just quit with no income anymore, apply for SSDI & wait.
Our lives have changed dramatically since I quit working. No more yearly trips to Florida for a winter break, watching every penny when grocery shopping and now we use electricity & water sparingly. It's amazing how much money we wasted before but you will find a way to cut back.
Good Luck with your decision, it is a hard one to come to terms with.
Post Edited (nasalady) : 3/23/2010 11:33:44 PM (GMT-6)