I currently work in Fundraising which can be quite busy and stressful. My commute into work is about one hour door to door during the busy rush hour.
Since my Fibromyalgia diagnosis I've been off work sick for a year. During this time I was also diagnosed with moderate Raynaud's Disease and Sjogren's Syndrome. I would like to go back to work but not the same career. I'm thinking of changing to a more… read more
I got my disability for another reason before I got fibromyalgia and I was permitted to go back to work for a certain number of months.
When I applied for my last 2 positions I made clear that I could not lift, push, pull, seat. I didn't say all that. I just said I had a bad back and that I could not lift because it was a job requirement. Otherwise I would have said nothing. I got both of those jobs.
I had to retire from my career because it required driving and some physical activity. I hired an attorney and, after jumping through some hoops, was awarded Social Security Disablilty. It takes the right attorney to win.
During my employment years I eventually found myself working less physically demanding jobs. It was somewhat successful for awhile, but after years I had to retire. I was 62.
Vocational counselors can help you assess your strengths, abilities. They can match you with employment that fits with you. Good luck.