Posted 2/14/2012 8:58 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Missy, I just wanted to let you know something similar happened to me in January. I had worked for the company for 22 years. They told me it was a reduction in force, but in reality I know it was because of my health. Because the other lady let go, also had had two cancer bouts in the past ten years, the last battle last year. Also, I had missed 4 mos in 2011 becuz of a flare, and missed the same in 2010 becuz I had had surgery on a cancerous tumor in my kidney, and that had caused me to flare too.
Plus I had always used all my sick days every year that I worked there.
I have now hired an attorney and now applying for Social Security Disability. I mean in reality I am 54 years old, with multiple health issues, who is going to hire me now? I think they would rather have someone young and healthy, than me. I am in California and at least for the next year will be on state disability until hopefully my SSDI is approved. I have lived with CD for 36 years, also have osteoarthritis, ostenopenia, fibromyalgia and various other health issues. I have worked for nearly 30 years, so I think I gave it a good shot.
Not sure if that is an option for you, but wanted to let you know you are not alone. Hugs!