What did you do between getting a diagnosis and stopping working, and getting disability? Did it take a long time? What kind of insurance is there for a family if the breadwinner is disabled?
Background: My husband has always been the breadwinner of our family. I used to work at quick stop kinda stores, a market one time, and ended up having my own dog grooming business for several years. I have 2 kids ages 12 and 10, and I had to quit and "just" be a mother.
My husband has been dealing with debilitating pain and other symptoms for a long while now. He is always exhausted. I am pressuring him to go to the doctor and get a diagnosis. But he is afraid to face it because he is afraid of what is going to happen to us. I am sure he has been online learning what he can about fibro, and maybe other things that it could be.
So I thought if I had some information from others that have faced this, it might help.
Thanks to all of you.
Fibromyalgia, Bipolar II, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Anxiety, Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, etc.