Before I share this boring topic of getting permanent disability I want to welcome the new followers and people who have emailed. I appreciate hearing about others and try to share my experience with them and in the process I have made a few new friends which I cherish.
So back to this boring topic, basically I am now in the second phase of hiring an attorney to fight for me which it is expected to take 4-7 months! I have been careful with deadlines, gathered all my necessary information and hopefully all this hard work will pay off. Once I get permanent disability I can work below poverty level and have a supplement to my permanent disability which will help us to make ends meet. I don’t know how I will do working but will choose a low stress job maybe a hostess or at my local favorite cafe. I know I can’t work full time but hopefully will be able to handle a part time low stress job. For now though I am just barely making ends meet with my husband’s income and my state disability payments.
We are in such a tight budget that there is nothing left for Christmas presents this year. That makes me very sad but we have to learn to live within our means. My youngest son is 16 and he actually understands our situation.
My days these days consist of working out, hanging with my elderly parents, watching my fave show (Criminal Minds) and taking care of my son and the house to the best of my ability. The rose garden somehow is thriving but I still haven’t gotten to the other gardens which are huge projects. I keep planning with my son to help me but it is hard due to the weather and his busy schedule but I have hopes this weekend to get out and get going on them! Mornings are still hard for me to get going but around noon I start to get things done and squeeze in a work out of some sort. The medication really leaves me drowsy in the mornings which I have come to expect so I plan for everything to get done after that.
Happy to report no delusions or voices for a while now that I am not working. And on the 9th of this month I will celebrate a year of being clean and sober. I forgot to mention that I do go to my AA meetings 4-5 times a week and get together with friends of the program weekly along with some good friends I know from work and around the community.
There are days I still feel like I have no purpose which is one reason why I don’t blog much. Same old stuff ya know and nothing really exciting to report but that is to be expected during this season of waiting on my disability to come through.
Keep writing in please it really is great when I check my email and it is a follower of my blog checking in or asking my opinion on so many things.
Have a great weekend!