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Old 01-21-2003, 08:42 PM   #1
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Angry Is any one out of work because of Lupus

The reason I say this is because I have been out of work for 1 1/2 yr I had a very good job in S.F and because of Lupus flare ups I had to leave it for the second time this time for good That was my Dream Job I worked so hard in college to get there. But I'm working on going back to school to get my Masters in Teaching or to get my MBA. I do't know yet all I know is im board not working.

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Old 01-21-2003, 10:52 PM   #2
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Hi, yes, I have been out of work before and am now on ssdi, but trying to find a job I can do. I'm sick of being broke and need something else to think about besides myself. I've lost quite a few good jobs over the years. I'd work 3-4 years and then be sick 3-4 years. I was denied ssdi in 1990 and didn't reapply until 2000. They told me they automatically deny the first time and if I had reapplied originally I would have gotten it back then. I would rather work, but there are alot of days I can't get out of bed. I actually went on an interview today for medical billing and everything went great. They sent me for a physical and the doctor saw my hernia and said he didn't think it would be wise for me to work. I also found that working nights is better for me. Mornings are not good for me at all. Even though employers are not to discriminate, I can see where they would be reluctant to hire someone who is going to be ill at times. I have a feeling I'll just have to accept the way it is and make the best of what I have. Good luck with school. I hope it works out for you. Sandy B

 
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Old 01-24-2003, 10:22 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, If you have Lupus that requires a lot
of treatment, it will limit your job prospects. Small
companies can't afford to offer you health insurance
because often their rates are tied directly to the
amount of claims their employees make. The larger
companies have more resources to offer health insurance
but seem to be less symphathic to your problems.

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Old 01-28-2003, 06:44 PM   #4
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Hello Dennise

What exactly do mean ( It seems less sympathetic to my problems) I do under stand what you are saying I had and still have good Insurance I received m Insurance Wene I was with my old company Sprint In S.F. And Now I still have my insurance but now Im on Cobra but I still have Cigna Its excellent. I did some training in Mansfield Ohio I did my work traing for my company in an under ground bunker. What part are you from

Thanks for the reply

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Originally posted by Denise F:
Unfortunately, If you have Lupus that requires a lot
of treatment, it will limit your job prospects. Small
companies can't afford to offer you health insurance
because often their rates are tied directly to the
amount of claims their employees make. The larger
companies have more resources to offer health insurance
but seem to be less symphathic to your problems.

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Old 01-30-2003, 05:54 PM   #5
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Yea, I know where Mansfield is.
Every Company is different but many are not sympathetic
to someone with a chronic disease who they know will
likely be missing work or hospitalized alot.
You're lucky you have good insurance.

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Old 02-01-2003, 07:16 PM   #6
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I Know I thank God every day That I'm taken care of.

You take care Dennise

Sal
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Originally posted by Denise F:
Yea, I know where Mansfield is.
Every Company is different but many are not sympathetic
to someone with a chronic disease who they know will
likely be missing work or hospitalized alot.
You're lucky you have good insurance.

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Old 02-13-2003, 08:47 AM   #7
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Angry

I was diagnosed with lupus anticoagulants about 13 years ago. I used to have a great job, marriage, house, cars and the rest of the "good life". The last 4 years everything has fallen apart. Job, marriage, house, and cars all gone. I have been fighting for my disability for the last 3 1/2 years because of this illness. Doctors say they know of people with 1 or 2 of these difficiencies, but lucky me has all three. Because of this i now have fibromyalgia, extremely bad migranes, tmj, blood clots constantly and in an out of the hospital at least 1 or twice a year. I don't know how I'm going to make it. No job, no more unemployment, no nothing. If anyone knows of someplace I can get help until the government gets off its but and pays me for the 40 years I have worked, please let me know. In the meantime, thank you for letting me vent.

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Old 02-25-2003, 01:49 AM   #8
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my mother had to reduce her hours dramatically after years of dealing with lupus.

 
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