I was diagnosed Aug. of 2009 at age 48. I was barely able to get through a day before treatment. Since then I have continued to work at a very taxing, very busy job.
To look at me you would never know I have PD. No tremors , no more shuffling gait, only a slight mask to my facial expression.
However, pain daily, stiffness in the morning, difficult to get moving. As the day goes on I am able to move a little better. I don't process things very quickly, don't accomplish things very quickly At the end of the day back to being barely able to move.
Pulling over on the drive home to prevent falling asleep. Rest my eyes for anywhere from 10 minutes to as much as an hour before being able to continue my commute.
At home...well , can't function . Body and mind exhausted. My husband and my home taking a back seat. Things are a mess ! All my efforts are at work and all energies spent there.. Finding myself very distressed.
My employer doesn't see me as being ready for disability. They don't understand..at all. I live moment to moment...getting by as best I can. Fighting nausea and dizziness from my meds about half of the time.
It is difficult to know what to do ...am I eligible for disability and would it be reasonable to expect it?
Any thoughts?? Need Advice, something's gotta give!