Reply To: Droopy Face!

April 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I fought going on partial disability for over a year and after my third relapse I finally realized that I was not doing myself a favor by trying to to “everything” – I think many women have this mentality of doing it all- I also love my work and spend many years in school to be able to do what I do- I finally came to the realization that I was hurting myself and indirectly everyone who depended on me by putting myself at risk by not really honestly dealing with the cidp. Fortunately my work disability policy has a partial disability clause so I could continue to work at reduced hours and the policy fills in the missing income. My policy did require that I stayed out on total disability for 6 months before being eligible for partial disability ( weird huh?) Many policies are written that way. At first I was like a lost puppy, but then I actually started to heal once I gave my body the rest it needed and was able to engage in physical therapy etc. I think it is worth exploring for you –
In terms of Imuran it did not kick in until about 9-12 months – I work around sick people all the time on Imuran so far no major issues but I am on a low dose – I do get sick when my kids are sick however but can’t avoid that! Hang in there !