Yes, you can go on disability. But I would not go on short term, because you do not know the future. This may sound confusing, but if you have short term disability with your job, apply for that first, then it would be best to go on social security disability...file for that right away while filing for short term. You will need your doctor's support, so do try to convince him/her. It may take a year to get your money,sometimes sooner if you work at it, but it is worth it. You will receive a lump sum due to you from the time your filed. Afterward, you can always go on a short term trial work period to go back to work and not lose your disability. If you need help in getting the approval from social security, do not use companies that advertise help. They just want a fee taken from your money. Your congress person has a legal staff to help. That is what they are there for, not to just vote no against the President. They are your liasion with the federal government. You should not work when ill. You need to concentrate on getting well. I am a 16 yr breast cancer survivor (former oncology nurse) who has also had 4 spinal cord surgeries, gallbladder removed and recently have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and iron deficiency. I am on Armour Thyroid and have had 2 out of 10 IV iron infusions. I feel horrible. My list of symptoms is long. The most disturbing is extreme hair loss and my mental capacity like yours, where I am confused and have mental blocks is tough. I have had every GI test known to man. No GI bleed but I have abdominal swelling and cannot tolerate food, yet I have gained weight. I am still to be tested more, now blood disorders will be next. My oncologist is handling my care, but I have had so many specialists and I am worn out! Good luck to you.View Thread
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