Em - just butting in here to say - when you have your evaluation just tell it like it is. My husband is Army (sorry) retired and has 100% disability including PTSD. Here we have a wonderful VA and, even though I would rather live in Orlando) it was pretty quick to get disability, etc. Of course, he is 73 now but gets wonderful care here.
My husband got a couple organizations involved in helping which did a lot - MOPH and DAV.
Good luck and hope you find your niche down there. We have a Timeshare near Disney - love it there for vacation but would not want to live there.
I still haven't learned how to put a link to my photos here but I have LOTS of snow photos on my blog about my husband and his lung cancer if you would like to see it...
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks. Bleeding returned - no call back from doc so I upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own - 6MP - 50 mg. 4/2/2009
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.