Posted by CarlD (188.8.131.52) on September 02, 2000 at 00:47:51:
In Reply to: Carl D posted by Bob P on September 01, 2000 at 18:21:02:
Even after you get approved for Disability , you still have to apply for SSI (Supplemental Security Income), Medicare, and a State supported medical card (to cover prescriptions).
There is a certain shame people will give you for having to go on disability, and some may even try to belittle you. One thing is for sure - Clusters affect each person different, and while one person may be able to manage thier lesser attacks, they have no right to ridicule someone they do not know and who's suffering they cannot feel.
With that said, I know what the hell is like when they almost seem nonstop at times, and when they seem to get the best of you. Do what you have to in order to survive and fight the CH. And from the bottom of my heart, if anyone gives you a hard time or tries to act holier than thou - ignore them. Some people enjoy unloading thier pain into a venomous form and hurting others. I have a word for people like that...but am holding my tongue.
Peace, and good luck.
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