Hello Southviewgirl, I am nini53 or Kathy, you can call me either name you feel comfortable with. I am 58 years young, I worked outside the home from the time I was 18 and graduated from high school, to the age of 43-44 when it became physically impossible to work outside the home.
When I first became totally disabled I was so very depressed, part of my self worth came from me taking care of myself and my 2 daughters. It was so difficult watching everyone going on there daily routine, getting ready for work. I am a single parent, of course by now my girls are 29 and 25, but at the time I became disabled my oldest had just graduated and came to me and told me she was pregnant. My baby was in 10th grade. Because of financial difficulties, I lost our home, my car. My baby girl had to go live with family friends to complete high school, I could no longer provide her with a stable home. The family friends will forever be in my prayers, without them, my youngest got her prom gown, and everything that goes with being a senior and graduating. They would not take money from me. These are special people whom I will always be grateful to.
Ok I see once again I have babbled on to much. You learn after time, there are other ways you can be a productive part of society, you just have to use your imagination.
Take care of yourself, and hope you are feeling well.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson