hi, so sorry to hear about your situation.
i've had fibro for more than six years. i had been dx'd with fibro six months before i got really sick, although looking back i had had mild symptoms for years.
i too had a very stressful job and it required travel. i was out of town on a business trip when i woke up in the hotel room in the middle of the night in such pain i knew i'd never work again. two months later i went on short term diability with my company, and soon after applied for ssd and long term disability from my company.
my first ssd application was rejected but i researched on line and found out that every one is rejected initially. i should have hired an ssd lawyer right away, i would have gotten my money much faster. yes, it takes months. but without a lawyer it takes years or you never get it.
ssd lawyers dont charge you anything upfront. and the flat fee they get if you win is limited by law to a very reasonable amt. as i mentioned, i used binder and binder which i think is a national chain. they helped me build my case and were very nice and helpful.
having said that, i dont know what we would have done without my husband's income. my heart goes out to you. i hope you find a way to manage. you'll be in my thoughts.
fibro, migraines, ibs