Re: how do you convince a doctor you really are ill?
Then it really should not be a problem for you as he will see all of the documentation of your conditions in your file.Just have a very frank discussion with him about how out of control things seem right now and you just cannot handle it all while working and really need some time to try and work through all of this in order to get you back on track.Just be totally and completely honest with him as to how all of this is affecting your life and you are very afraid of how bad things will get in the very near future for you if you cannot 'get away" from your current situation.Just tell him that you really need his help right now in order to get your life back.hopefully he will really see just how bad things are for you and agree.Please let me know how this goes for you.I too suffer with reoccuring severe depression and can totally relate to what you are feeling and needing right now.Hang in there,things will get better at some point.You just have to work through all the bumps in the road.**
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.