I just applied for dis retirement from work..........waiting to hear , my rep says I should get it and apply for ssdi (which takes a while I know). Don't want to count my eggs before they are hatched, but it looks good. I have a good doctor, he says I cannot work at my job. They would be 2 different incomes. And I'm not sure to go with an attny for ssdi. I saw one last year for advise. she wouldn't charge me unless I got it and would take 5% of whatever my settlement was. But then I know people that apply for ssdi them selves.
I really cannot hold a full time job with this disease and all the flare ups. I thought of alot of the suggestions you all gave me......like volunteering at the hospital gift shop or visiting the elderly, etc. I just cannot stay at home all the time. I"m taking one step at a time and if I end up not working for money, I want to volunteer for a good cause. You've all given me ideas.
Remicade- 7th infusion Jan 10,2008
Dx with UC In Mar 2004. Mainly Left sided, at times has skipped through the whole colon. Also have IBS.
50mgs of Imuran, Asacol 3/3x's day, Bentyl as needed
Holistic approach- supplements- fish oil, probotics, gut repair, allergy enzyme, paleofiber