It sounds like you are doing a fine job of trying to keep from over doing. I too have a strong work ethic, but for two days I had to look at my dirty dishes, because my arms & neck hurt so badly. I just had to lower my clean standards, use paper plates sometimes, I even hired the little neighbor boys to carry bags of potting soil for me. They were worth every penny. I'm.learning to ask for help, which is the last of my pride to go (grin). The doctors took the first of my pride!
I hope and pray you get SSDI. I have helped several of my clients apply and get it. The thing that seemed to help them the most was when I wrote details as to what I witnessed as I worked with them in my mental health program. If we could get good docs to validate that we are a mess (smile), I believe it would help. I live in PA. I don't trust their docs 1/2 hr diagnostics. If you are denied appeal. Trust me on this.
Keep up the good work!
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