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Nuthatch - February 3

I have just been told I have fibromyalgia; I also have mixed connective tissue disease. I have given up any regular social life over the past years, just so I could struggle through the work day and fit in the walk that I have been advised to do daily. I cook a batch of something on the weekend so I don't have to cook during the week. I am in my PJs by 8:30, on average. I feel that I have done everything I can do to keep working, but have reached the end of my rope. I left work a couple of weeks ago and now my insurance company is giving me a hard time about disability. My employer told them that I have not missed time for illness (which is true- I gave everything else in order to keep working) and look okay. I am exhausted and can't go on working at the cost of everything else. I have tried reduced hours in the past, and that was still too much. I am 61 and don't even have the energy I had to power through the way I did when younger. How have other people coped when they get to the point of being unable to continue working? My rheumatologist seems supportive- it is the insurance company who is giving me a hard time.

 

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