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Being to feel discouraged about disability

Mar 15, 2016 7:35 PM

I've been on this journey for a a year or so now. And I'm still learning a lot about me and the system as a whole. I know that me returning to a dull day of work is so nor gonna happen. I can barely walk a half mile and making a meal is a dull time job for me now. However looking over my Dr reports and lotenit to the stories here I just feel that on paper I don't look sick enough to the people who make the decision. At this point I'm at 2 moth and 6 month appointment for my main pain drs. I've been in the disability process for a year now and the idea of how much longer I may have to go and the idea of how much worse I'll have to get physically is frightening to me.
I just don't know what to do help me and my family. If I did just suck it up and go to a job I know it won't end well. Even tryinf to put together a desenr resume is overwhelming for me. I've been in management for many years so I know how I'm supposed to go into these situations and I know what they are looking for.. And yes..I know how to acr and what to say to get in. But it would be a lie. I just don't know what to do.

Mar 15, 2016 9:53 PM

I have no wisdom to share. Just wanted to send positive thoughts your way

Mar 16, 2016 9:59 AM

I understand how you are feeling. Simply taking a shower will put me on my butt for at least an hour. Cooking, lets just say my oven is my best friend. I can throw something on a pan, throw it in the oven then go sit down for half an hour while it cooks. And yet I'm fighting to keep my disability because even though I can't sit (except in a recliner), can't stand more than 10 mins, can't walk more than 30 feet without stopping to put something back in place and/or rest, apparently my health has improved to the point where they believe I can work.

Mar 16, 2016 3:53 PM

I understand exactly how you feel. People do not recognize how badly we feel. If they cannot see it, it does not exist. I have some very good days but that is random. When I feel good I want to work. Then reality hits me. There is no way I can keep a job. Hope things get better.

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