Hi everyone-I am Kathy. I am 59, and have been unemployed since May, 2008. I have lupus, fibromyalgia and breast cancer (not in remission but under control) and lymphedema from the mastectomy. Although it was hard, I worked full time until I was fired last May. They fired me because of memory and concentration problems that I feel are from the lupus and fibro. I have been getting unemployment, but that will be ending soon. Some have suggested that I apply for disability because of the health problems I have. I have put it off and put it off, but I am now seriously thinking of applying. What I don't understand is how do you survive while you are going through the process? I have not been able to find work anywhere (work that I can physically do). It seems to take so long to get disability, and don't know how I would pay my bills. I do have to make a decision, but don't want to get myself into a hole any deeper than I am now. Any help you can give me will be greatfully appreciated. God Bless! Kathy
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