Managing Stress if you go to an ER
Dealing with Doctors | Overcoming Obstacles

Managing Stress if you go to an ER

If you are not experiencing an immediately life-threatening emergency, please double-check with your doctor if at all possible to see if there is a reasonable alternative to going to the ER. Not only are ER visits substantially more expensive than regular doctor or hospital visits, but they also are spaces where you have almost no…

How filing for disability hurts you(and why you need to do it anyway)
Overcoming Obstacles | Getting Government assistance

How filing for disability hurts you(and why you need to do it anyway)

I’m not trying to be discouraging or to tell you not to apply.  I have been supported by SSDI(social security disability insurance) for well over 15 years, and I know that my quality of life would be much worse if I were not on this program.   What I do want to do is give…

Maintaining mental health while filing for disability
Overcoming Obstacles | Getting Government assistance

Maintaining mental health while filing for disability

Filing for disability put me in a depressive funk that left me exhausted, and the process of filing the paperwork literally took me weeks because I couldn’t work on it for more than ten to fifteen minutes at a time before I was physically unable to continue.  Filing for disability, in itself, was an emotional…