Regarding the social security it is my experience with my clients that you need to contact an attorney that has a lot of experience with these claims. I'm sure if you asked around your community someone could help guide you in the right direction.
As for your stress...it can definitely take it's toll on your UC. To help with your anxiety accepting your illnesses and situation is a great start. You may even want to seek professional counseling for a short while just to help with your thoughts and feelings. Having just one chronic illness is a lot to cope with, and it sounds like you have quite a few things going on! But really, the best/successful mental health treatment is when there is a combination of medications (when needed) and counseling.
I work in the field...can you tell? : )
It does sound like you're taking the right steps, but please take care of yourself, as it is amazing the affects your emotions can have on your physical wellbeing.
Have a great day!
: ) Robin
Dx-May 2007 Asacol-2400mg bid Prednisone-20mg Remicade-4 Tx
28 year old Mommy of a 1 year old and a Wife for almost 2 years!
Life has never been so sweet! I appreciate the small things in life...the little joys that occur every second of every day. Though we struggle and have crazy complications, nothing can over ride our love and happiness.