I was diagnosed two years ago, although I am pretty sure it all started in 2009. I quit my job in 2011 because the symptoms were so bad. I was a preschool teacher.
I am just wondering, besides money, what other things have been available to you because of disability? I am hoping to be able to go on disability so I can focus on "getting better". Or at the very least learning how to live with this illness. I really don't want to go on disability, but I think it might be an option to look into. The very first qualification for disability is that I would not be able to do the job I did before. Let me tell you, there is no way that I would every be able to be a teacher again.
If only I could convince myself of this!
I am just wondering what other peoples' experience is.
Thank you! I think I say this every time I add a discussion, or I respond to a discussion, but I really don't know what I would do with out this forum. I love that I am able to find answers and "talk" to people that have a similar situation as me.