Hopegirl, I'm not sure what the paperwork is that you're filling out but I hope it gets you what you need. I really struggled with the idea of going on disability at work, but I just wasn't able to function anymore...every day was endless hours of being in pain while trying to stay on top of the needs of the executives I supported without them knowing i was in pain.
I was encouraged by work to go on disability as my role was being merged into another group at work, and it was hinted that I might not have a role anymore. My boss suggested taking the disability for as long as I need it, and if the day comes I'm ready to come back, they will do everything they can to find a place for me.
I hope that you find lots of good people as you go thru this process...people who will treat you with respect and who will go out of their way to help you. Don't be embarrassed to need help...you're doing a favour for those of us who genuinely enjoy helping others!!
DX: Fibro, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (both wrists), FAI, Reynauds, Opthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes, Physically Unable to Vomit due to Nissen Fundoplication Surgery, Extremely tiny and scarred veins (hard start for IV's)
Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vit. D and Multi-vitamin