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faexay

543d

Ive decided I'm going to finally apply for disability. I've been unemployed for nearly 2 years except 2 months of part time work. I've never held a job more than 3 months and I started working 5 years ago does anyone else feel like they have to mourn the life they expected they'd have? I'm not ashamed of being disabled, I'm just sad that the things I worked extra hard to try and do, end up for naught.

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    • Ashtonpie99

      543d

      Yes, fibromyalgia has put a damper on my dreams but it just means i have to reconfigure

    • Ashtonpie99

      543d

      Yes, fibromyalgia has put a damper on my dreams but it just means i have to reconfigure

    • FTW

      543d

      I wanted to be a police officer. By the time i hit 18, I knew it wasnt going to happen.

    • italianxpeaches

      543d

      I thought my life would be so much better than it is... I wanted great things, big things. A luxury life. But it never came because I can't go after those things. Oh well, it is what it is. I mourn it some days. Other days I'm content. I've been fighting for my disability for years now. Apparently I'm too young at 26 and they refuse to see me disabled despite me not holding down a job and my plethora of problems.

      • faexay

        543d

        @italianxpeaches that's what I'm afraid of right now, even though I have documentation back a decade. My mom works in the medical field and hasn't made my hopes for it very high

        • italianxpeaches

          543d

          @faexay but don't lose hope. Keep fighting and wear them down lol

        • italianxpeaches

          543d

          @faexay it's extremely hard to get disability. They've made it hard over the years because they want you to work even if it's just as a dishwasher. This I've had two lawyers who've represented me tell me and a judge as well during a hearing. They make it almost impossible. The best thing is finding a lawyer who'll fight hard for you and getting as much documentation as you can, list your work places and if I would say wherever you work, tell them your ailments and if you quit, ALWAYS back that up with your disabilities. Or if you have to leave/need to take more breaks or off days for your disabilities. Don't be stupid like me and say "I don't feel good" or "I'm having a bad mental health day", be descriptive and document it if it's in text or writing so they can't lie if disability contacts them. I was always too embarrassed to tell my college and most people about me. Only my last job did I, but she would lie through her teeth if they contact her why I took so many days off. I should've recorded and documented more. Even with lawyers, in the end you're fighting for yourself and your own case.

    • SarahW

      543d

      I do. I just recently applied because my diabetes completely consumes my life and I get terrible anxiety when I work, causing me to skip when I don’t need to and getting fired from it. I’m also taking care of a disabled kid and my life is nothing like I thought it would be. It’s normal to have these emotions but I understand how hard it can be to accept them

      • faexay

        543d

        @SarahW thank you ❤️ I've known for a long time it would come to this, I think I just ignored the emotions that went along with it and was in denial. It's all coming clear at one time now

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