I tried for years to work, and just could not do it.  I kept getting sick and into these horrid depressions...  I wanted to move out of my parents' house but had no money to do so.

Finally a doctor suggested that I apply for disability on the grounds of mental illness.  I did, and was only turned down once!

With disability, i have health insurance, and now am living independantly.  In fact, I just signed a new lease just weeks ago to spend a fourth year in this apartment!  I am so happy, and grateful, because without disability I would not be able to live on my own.
SunnyKris SunnyKris
26-30, F
6 Responses Aug 14, 2007

Wow how did you do all that. I and my son have been on ssdi for over 2 years and get more neglet, abuse and runarounds then help, but at least i get health insurance and a small check. Peace and Light.<br />
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How did you get your own home?

oh so your gratefull .yes grateful for life and all that. but hey you deserve more than that. illness is not a failing or a crime its a condition.

i hear that, Beauty. there is no end to what i can do when im manic... but when i swing the other way... no. and to make matters even more intersting, i am a writer. a lot of times, a writer at work looks like she's just sitting on her butt doing nothing. i cannot tell you how many times i was told to "Just do... something. don't sit there like a lump!" when i was working on a story line. oh well, the laugh's on them-- an agent has a copy of my novel right now! (i dunno when, but it WILL get published!!)

Here, Here, I struggle to maintain my sanity between work and home. I do not always function fully in either. I feel my mental state would improve if I did not have to stress so much about work and money.<br />
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I am not a lazy person by any means, depression creeps in periodically and kicks my *** to the ground!!

i know that they do. my life is pretty darn good right now!

I'm happy for you. I hope the future holds good things for you. It's a battle at times, but things do get better.