I have been so frustrated with the question of Can we work? I have been on LTD insurance since my surgeries (which I know I have been lucky). Now, they are looking to drop me based on being able to work a few hours a week. I am still not sure that I can. I do not sleep since I go several times a night. Have I gotten better...yes but am I where I need to be I don't think so.
I often have asked myself that question because I have been working since I was 12 years old. Do they really think I like to stay at home and worry about finances at this time in my life? I have read about depression on this site. Not working causes me depression and worry. Getting phone calls from LTD rep. causes depression because med. documentation supports that I can work a few hours. What company in their right mind would hire me? I was sick again Mon. and Tues. of this week! In bed in fetal position.
LTD guidelines are different from SSDI.
I have to say this jpouch surgery for me isn't any better than my UC at this time! I still go several times a day and night, I still have pain (more pain now than my UC days). No one seems to understand this only this site! So Frustrated and I don't know what to do next!!!!!!!!!! I don't run to the doctors every time I have a symptom, bleeding, vomiting, bone pain, muscle pain, blurred vision. I just live with what has been given me in this life and try to stay positive but I am so frustrated at this time!
1st surgery 2/29/2012 leap year
takedown 4/30/2012 several complications including pic line nutrition