I haven't been on in some time due to all the things happening in my life...I am now in need of suggestions on what to do because I feel so overwhelmed I'm at a loss :(
I have only been diagnosed almost 1 year with fibro and chronic fatigue. The fatigue has now gotten to the point that I am late (10-20 min) almost everyday to work. Prior to being diagnosed, my company put into effect a new tardiness policy, that if you're late so many times, they write you up and it goes against you like the attendance policy. My commute is 90 min on a good day, my mgr knows this and I have also made her aware of my illness. I'm only seeing a neuro as of right now and he filled out my fmla papers for 3-4 times/mth 30 min -8hrs. I'm obviously going over that but I don't want to call off because I really did like my job. He now states I need to see a pain mgmt doc and psychiatrist for them to fill out fmla papers since they are more qualified? And for a paper trail to apply for disability. Do I let them fire me to get unemployment? I also read getting unemployment hurts your chances of getting disability even after being denied. I'm in Ohio, am I able to qualify for caresource (medical) and any other benefits without working? I feel guilty, I'm only 43..i have a soph in college and my youngest is a soph in HS, then I have custody of my 2 yr old granddaughter. If I choose to stay home with her and try and get disability, is that possible?? I'm at a loss :( I'm too young and I feel like a failure. Any advise would be appreciated!!