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When Did You Decide It Was Time To Retire? Did You Retire Medically? Did You Use A Lawyer?

When Did You Decide It Was Time To Retire? Did You Retire Medically? Did You Use A Lawyer?

I'm really thinking it's time for medical retirement. For the first time ever in my life I was unable to make my house payment. I'm in the process of filling out all kinds of paperwork to get assistance in my home loan....this is one of the hardest decisions. I'm 47

edited, originally posted almost 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had no choice but to stop working as a nurse due to the pain I was in constantly and the brain fog.I wouldn't have been able to live with myself if I caused something to happen to one of the very young terminally ill children I worked with.I had my own 6 mth old son at home who I could barely pick up! I had a grand mal seizure from a drug reaction and the Dr wouldn't let me drive for 9 mths,eventhough I don't have a seizure disorder!Not that I was eager to drive,fearful that I might have another seizure!!Too scary to think about driving with my own infant in the car with me!!
It took me 5 yrs with a lawyer to get my SSI awarded to me.The judge told everyone in the courtroom that he was finding in my favor before the proceedings were completed.

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

You are having some very difficult things to go through right now. You may also need to consider selling your home and moving to something smaller or a condo where you don't have to do a lot of work as far as the outside of the home. Don't know a lot of your situation but try to find something positive. I assume you are thinking of going for Social Security at least if you are in the US. I would get a lawyer to work with but also talk to your doctor as s/he would know if you might qualify on the medical issues. Best of luck

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Sometimes we all need to ask for help not easy I know, we have to be careful of our pride help is out there Angel hugs one.thing that helps me is to say onwards and upwards

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have had Fibro for over 16 yrs and the last few years, I have had all types of additional health things go wrong. I was used to working hard and working through the pain and always doing things for myself so it is hard. You have to do what you need to survive. Doesn't make it easy but you just have to.

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I retired 15 years ago on medical grounds I had my own flower shope I was told by the doctor that if I wanted to get better this was the way to go after 20 years I am still waiting to improve onwards and upwards

posted almost 6 years ago
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