I was wondering if people with UC qualify for disability.
If so, how sick do they have to be? I read that disability means you can not work on a regular basis at ANY job due to your condition.
I've been at my job for 5 years. I have never put in a full-time year. I've been on sick leave twice (but only applied for EI once, never thought to the first time). The first time I went on sick leave was when I got so sick I almost died. I was not diagnosed then, but diagnosed that summer. I was gone for three months. I went back to work and worked near full time hours--but usually had to cut them down because I was sick. The second time I went on sick leave, I was gone for 2-3 months. This was in January 06. Since then I've never worked more that 25 hours. My work week is usually 15 hours. I just can't do it. It's too hard on my body. I'm constantly tired and have zero energy. I also work evening because I do not feel well in the day time.
I've always been sick, my whole life, before being diagnosed it was just normal for me to never feel good. Since being diagnosed and having a taste of being less sick I feel like I can't suck it up like I used to.
Anyway, do you think I could potentially qualify for disability?
Are any of you on disability? Have you tried?
Information and opinions appreciated.
Diagnosed with UC in August 2005.
Suffered for my whole life before being diagnosed.
Told to "Eat more fibre."
6mg x 1/day
Salofalk 1500mg x 4/day
Entocort increased to:
9mg x 3/day as of 2.14.08