I have read all the posts and all are powerful, since I am in the same boat.
I think Mari's reply hit home for me, " either you will make the decision or the disease will make it for you."
It is not easy to make that decision, because we all need the money and the health insurance.
So I think for me, I will have to wait for the disease to make up my mind for me.
As it is now, my disease is saying, " hey stupid, what are you waiting for?"
I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).
Rob, thank you again for your honesty and I am praying. My rheumy wrote me a note to have off for the rest of this week, so I can sleep. Being checked for uti as well. I have a good man in my life who asked me to marry him. He wants to put me on his insurance plan and we both work at the same place and have same insurance plan, so I could apply for disability. BUT WHO MARRIES FOR THIS REASON? I think I need to go to a monastery in seclusion to hear the answer to this one!
That's what all my girlfriends say! Lol Thanks for the chuckle.
Maaaan... I thought I replied to this : ( darn my brain fog.
I am in the same situation... I dont know when will be the right time to give it all in. Brain fog is already starting to affect my work, but I dont have anyone's lives in my hands : )
It will probably be the day I get in trouble far too much to make work worth while. I currently earn as much at work as I would on disability. Having said that, this thursday I go to centrelink to see how I go about getting disability.
I had to quit working a long time ago. I was too lupie to work. I didn't know I had lupus then. I just could not keep going. I have not been able to get disability even though I can barely walk and use a cane and a power-chair now. I recently started a business on my own. But at times it gets to be to much too.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
I think you actually hit it on the nail concerning working with your phrase (I was too lupie to work)...because when that stage hits you, you know your done for.
I was on dissability before i got diagnosised with lupus and polyomyositis from injuries at work and had 2 back surgeries now i am on regular social security and had to retire. Bonita
never let money be your guide.
when i worked it the mines, i was earning about $160,000 pa
on the pension, including my wifes and child benifits, we get about %50,000 pa.
if you are seriously asking the question, you probably already know the answer, it is just a hard thing to admit.
life was not easy when i first quit work. but i had to. and i am better for it now.
do not let work kill you. enjoy life while you can.