Why I'm Unemployed  

Paksennarrion 40F
43 posts
6/23/2006 3:55 am

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6/25/2006 6:20 am

Why I'm Unemployed

I've gotten tired of explaining over and over again about my work situation, so here it is. I suffer from fibromyalgia and manic-depression. I'm sure most people know what manic-depression is. Fibromyalgia is a little known nerve disorder. 10 years ago, it didn't even have a diagnosis. Even today, it is mostly misunderstood. The basics are: I feel pain 5 times more strongly than you do. I am in pain 24/7. I can't sit still for more than 5 minutes, or walk more than 20 yards, without my pain level skyrocketing. The main form of treatment is anti-depressants, which are tricky to give me because of the manic-depression. So any job with any amount of physical work is out. Most office jobs should be ok, but then my stupid boss says the wrong thing when I'm manic, I say I quit, and I'm out. You can't exactly take something like that back. So there it is. I am awaiting determination of Social Security eligibility so that maybe I can get better doctors (Pubic healthcare sucks), so I can get a real job, and get off Social Security. And that's why I'm unemployed.

rm_KarmoHunny 56F
888 posts
6/24/2006 11:06 pm

I suffer from fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. I also have some screwy thing going on with my thyroid. The pain has been horrible for the last few days. I am thinking about applying for disability but for other reasons.

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