Finally...a bit of good news!

Well, I've not written in some time because for now things seem to be at a stand still and in a way that's a blessing.  Not to say things are much better, but at least they aren't worse and I'm getting used to just feeling "OK".  Sad....
My sleep is still off....I try going to bed early and lie there and toss and turn.  I try to not sleep during the day and I get cranky and unfocused and all out of sorts.  My poor husband has come to realize this is the way it is and he now encourages me to rest instead of picking at me and tormenting me. 
So...today I finally got some good news....I was finally approved for Social Security/Disability.  I know I am very thankful that I only have been waiting since last July and so many others wait so much longer.  And in a way it's not so much about the money, though it helps a great deal.  My mother-in-law hit it right on the head earlier when she said that finally someone understands and is not underestimating what this illness can do to you...it's like, you try for so long to convince everyone around you that you aren't looking for sympathy and not being a big baby and no matter what you do no one listens.  Then finally they realize that gee, you really do have a health issue that is making a major impact on your life and who you were before the illness and who you are now, and really, who you might be in the future.  That's all I was asking for.  So....I now have a little peace of mind and I know this isn't the answer to everything, there's still a long way to go and alot that is most likely going to happen to me in the future, be it near or distant.  But I also know that I finally feel like someone is listening to me and that makes a huge difference in how I feel about things too.
Happy St. Patrick's Day and many hugs and prayers and blessings....

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Congrats CA!!!!!
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good for you! I was denied after 3yrs of presuing...thank God for my private disability that I had paid into. I have been thing of you and was about to drop you a note...I still get chastized by my 14 yr old for napping...I just pick up a picture of me 2 1/2 yrs ago and say remember this! He backs off. I know that once we start to look normal again people forget we are still very sick...even I forget sometimes until I over do it.
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Any bit of good news is great!