| | To file or not to file ?!?!?!
I am a 35 year old mother of two girls, ages 15 and 5. I was dx with Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis 10 years ago and for the most part I have managed to work full-time since, with a few flares that caused me to be out of work for an extended period of time. Within the last 6 months, I was dxs with Degenerative Cervical Disc Disease and had to undergo an immediate laminectomy for herniated discs at my C6 and C7 to remove bone that was crushing a major nerve which resulted in extreme pain and weakness of my left arm. Since then, my MS and my Fibro have flared out of control and my neurologist has advised me think about filing for permanent disability as I have been doing too much for years...that is why I am here I guess, looking for some answers, guidance, suggestions, etc. by others who may have similar experiences, conditions, etc. The extreme chronic fatigue, migraines, muscle/joint pain and stiffness, depression/anxiety, bladder and bowel issues plus others are enough to make me finally take my doctors (several have told me over the years) advice, but I don't want people to think I am just lazy and trying to get out of working, but at this point, I have already been told my position is not secure and it is not part-time, so there lies my dilemma.