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Re: [IP] Advice

Go for the disability - you are only hurting yourself by not doing it!

>From: "Wendy Anderson" <email @ redacted> >Reply-To:
email @ redacted >To: <email @ redacted> >Subject:
[IP] Advice >Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 09:51:42 -0800 > >Hi, >I am torn
right now and not sure what to do........Yesterday I saw my Endo. >My
repeat 24 Hr. urine was not good and he has put me on an Ace Inhibitor.
>He said we'll eventually bump it up to the maximum. My microalbumin
>excretion rate was still high, he said we have to get it to 0. I also
have >other health problems, lots. My Endo is a wonderful doctor. We
discussed all >the problems that I have. I brought up the financial
difficulty that I am >having. I cannot work a full time job. This has put
a great deal of strain >on my family, I have two young children. We
discussed Disability. He said to >me "You write everything down, and I
will sign it". (Meaning the application >for disability benefits). I am
really confused. I have been racking my brain >all night. This is a big
decision to make. I am tossing the possibility of >eventual kidney
failure, with the thoughts of working myself to death for >what???? I am
so afraid to call my employer and say "I am not going to be >able to
return to work". I am very afraid. I only have a few people that I >can
talk to that can even remotely understand. I spoke with my pharmacist
>last night. He said 'go ahead', especially if you have a specialist
signing >your forms, everything will be o.k. Look at all the people on
disability >that don't deserve it'. Ughhhhhhhhh. I do not know what to
do. I now that >because of the Neuropathy, now nephropathy,
angiolipomatosis, kidney >abnormalities, and lots of other troubles,
working takes a heavy heavy toll >on my body. Is it worth it? Is going on
disability a death sentence???? Does >anyone have advice? Or has anyone
been there???? I have to call my employer >today to talk to her, I am so
afraid.......................Thanks, Wendy
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