So, as much as I didn't want to have to go this route, I took the steps to apply for disability today. I cannot be sure of the outcome of my next procedure(s), and my body cannot handle the type of work I was accustomed to doing for the last 25 years. The bright side is, I'm still plugging away at my graduate degree, so I don't plan on relying on government assistance forever. It's come to the point where I have to accept that I'm disabled physically and financially. I'm hoping that I get approved so that at least something will be coming in on my end money-wise until I have my degree.
It's one of those things that's a tough pill to swallow for me. I'm a worker bee, an extrovert, a DO-ER. But I also have to have the guts to admit defeat when necessary, and I am waving the white flag right now in regards to doing what's best for myself and my living situation.
Wish me luck, please. I could sure use it.
Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
Firm believer in PMA!