Just out of curiosity, how many jobs have yall had since you were diagnosed with BP? I am asking this because last month, when I went to the Social Security office to apply for disability, the lady had a huge stack of paper and from where I was sitting, I could see that they were my past jobs listed. I asked her how many jobs I have had and she said that I had 48 jobs in 15 years!!! Ya know, I would always notice a pattern with me and jobs- I would get a job and the boss would think I was awesome for a few weeks and WHAM, I would bottom out and get fired. I thought that maybe a profession change would help me so I went to school to be a Medical Assistant and did really well in school with a 4.0 gpa but got in trouble many times because of attendance issues and cussing out teachers. Anyways, in 8 month's times after graduating, I had 5 medical assistant jobs! My advisor at school is the one that really made me start looking at myself as being crazy.
I knew that I had alot of jobs since I graduated high school but I never knew that I had 48 of them! I hope that helps me to get disability- heck, it couldn't hurt.
Diagnosed with Mixed Bipolar Disorder with hallucinations, PTSD, OCD and Major Depression since 1994.
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