Emotional time of year

Hi Everyone,

As this year draw's to a close, I'm sure many of you like me are hoping for a better year ahead. 2013 was a tough one with additional health challenges, as well as the stress of finances. I still have not received a reply from the government since applying for disability back in early March...very discouraging. How many of you are tired of the fight? I'm not going to give up, but I am losing my faith in the system as it doesn't work well for honest people and particularly one's that need assistance the most. I know many of us have had to quit jobs and/or were fired etc. for not being able to keep up while dealing with chronic pain. Canada is no different from the United States and Fibro is not considered a real illness let alone a disability...So I thought with my cancer diagnosis earlier this year when added to my file would help with my case...guess not. My wish for all of us here is that one day soon that fibro will be recognized as a legitimate illness and that our governments wake up as more and more of the world's population are being stricken with it! Let us hope and pray that this new year ahead will be better and if in the least go a little easier on all of us!

God bless all of you this Christmas...to new beginnings!



Hi DreamCatcher. Yes, it has been quite a year. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your health is much improved. I'm real sorry to hear about your lengthy wait to hear from disability. I am very surprised that it has taken this long especially with your cancer diagnosis. You are right, our system is broken, and it doesn't matter where you live. But, here, in Oregon we (the powers that be) are considering making fm an above the line diagnosis for our medicaid program. That is really good news, because if that happens...it spreads from one state to the next, and on and on! We can only hope, right?!

I'm really glad to catch your update.

God bless you as well.

Merry Christmas


Hi dream catcher,
I am very sorry to hear about the bad year you had. I hope that 2014. will bring you releif and happier healthier times.
Sadly the times we live in are advanced technologically, but it seems to me that the human aspect is not what it should be.
I hope your disability finally comes through.
Lots of love and good thoughts from me

Hi Tina,

I can imagine how angry you are...almost 2 years!! I hope you will hear something back soon in the new year! Is there a way you can get in touch with them to see at what point they are at with your file? I did and I was told that their doctor hasn't looked at my file yet. Didn't make me feel any better, but at least I know. The government is slow and I think they just want to discourage us so that we go away. Hang in there too! I would also like to hear when your disability should come through! Hugs back

Thank you Ivana...Good wishes to you too!!

Hi Kitty!

So nice to hear from you...yes it has been a while. My health is improving still a little ways to go though. It's my emotional state that is suffering right now and I'm just as surprised as you that it is taking so long and if ever. I hope like you said if things start happening in one state it then starts to spread! It has to spread all the way over to Canada too! lol Yes hope and having faith is all we can do.

Merry Christmas!


Hi Kelly,

Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers too!

Gentle hug and many blessings

I have a correction to make. Oregon is the only state in US where fm is still below the line dx for medicaid. We are late to the table. I just signed the petition to make it change.

Good for you! And I pray that all the effort will pay off!!