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Anxiousboarderline

730d

I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. Right now I have about 2hrs of walking/standing in me until I need to sit for at LEAST 20min. I start my first full time job on July 5th and I’m Petrified that My body won’t be able to handle it. I’m currently “homeless” so I NEED this job in order to get on my feet. Iv applied for disability (doctor recommended it) and unemployment but Bc of my age I got denied. It’s so frustrating that there’s people who can work and choose not to that get government assistance but people like me and many others who would highly benefit get denied. I’m 20 years old I want to be able to be active and work full time and live my life but I’m always to tired or in pain/not feeling good

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    • sprite

      729d

      @TwinMommaBear they make it such a hard process on purpose because they know people with disabilities won't have the energy to deal with all of the trouble. it's so sad, and infuriating, how our society functions in that regard.

    • TwinMommaBear

      729d

      Yessss, it's crazy. And if you don't feel good the day they set the appointment it takes forever to get another one and sometimes they don't even grant you a reschedule. Like what??? I'm chronically ill. My body does not follow a frickin schedule!!! It drives me bonkers. That's why I haven't appealed. I figured once I get to the place where I can hardly walk I'll try again and then they will owe me a lot of back pay 🤷🏻‍♀️

      • sprite

        729d

        @TwinMommaBear i was denied because my doctor never responded to them! i had no idea there were any issues, if they had just told me i could've talked to my doctor about it myself. instead they just denied me. i'm with you on the back pay though... hopefully if i can ever get approved it can make up for the years i've lived without any income.

    • TwinMommaBear

      729d

      I get you big time. If it wasn't for my husband I would still be going from person to person needing support and exchanging it for cleaning or easy cooking. I have been denied twice from disability and I'm only getting worse. I'm 26 and I hurt so bad after going grocery shopping that I'm basically done for the rest of the day. It really sucks. Especially when you are young. People think "oh just keep trying" but mentally even applying and going through all the doctors apts and everything is just exhausting and feels so defeating and hopeless

      • sprite

        729d

        @TwinMommaBear they make it such a hard process on purpose because they know people with disabilities won't have the energy to deal with all of the trouble. it's so sad, and infuriating, how our society functions in that regard.

    • sprite

      729d

      try to talk to them about it before you start so that there's time for a plan to be made. i would tell them that you have chronic pain (no need to go into detail about your health with them) and would like to discuss reasonable accommodations that could be made with documentation from a doctor. specifically say "reasonable accommodations". i'm not too familiar with the law but i know that in most situations employers are required to provide accomodations to people with disabilities.

    • blueflovver

      730d

      Not a citizen so i can't even apply for disability, even though I've been paying taxes in this country for years... Yeah life's not fair. Take it easy, if you need a break try to sneak a break. A lot of work places gives accomodations if you ask for them, like i have flexible work hours and i take breaks when i need them. I know it feels super overwhelming starting work after not working but i really believe you can do it! It's gonna be hard but I'm sure you've already been through a lot of hard times in your life. You got this.

      • sprite

        729d

        @blueflovver do you live in the us?

    • sprite

      730d

      i was denied for disability as well, and i cannot function enough to work so i'm left with no income. i know how frustrating it is. did you appeal the denial? also what kind of job are you doing? maybe you can get your doctor to write you something saying you have to have a break every two hours to let your body recuperate.

      • sprite

        730d

        @sprite they may not be able to give you a full twenty minutes each time but at least it would be better than having to stay on your feet that whole time.

        • Anxiousboarderline

          730d

          @sprite it’s actually a little bit ironic but I’m gonna be direct support for adults with disabilities

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