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    I was wondering if you all could answer some questions? First of all I have had FM since I was 22. I am now 37. I was dx with IC in Sept. of this year. I work as a bus driver. Which means about 3 hours a day, tops. I make under 700.00 a month. But, it is very difficult to go the whole day and not take my pain meds....(I always wait until after my job is over) I also find it impossible to not drink some coffee in the mornings bc I am getting up at 5 am. and am a little groggy from the Hydroxyzine. Can a person apply for Disability and still work very part-time? I can't work any other job out-side of the home. I don't want to quit this bus job bc we do need the income. My husband would never get a second job. Has anyone gotten Disab. while they were working? Thanks, Dana

    "Don't quit when the tide is lowest, For it's just about to turn; Don't quit over doubts and questions, For there's something you may learn."

  • #2
    In Mich you can work part time. I do not know the amount limit or wages but you can go to and see if you can find your answer.
    Good Luck
    'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


    • #3
      my husband is working and has appley he isnt able to work a full time job even tho that is what he has but the people at work understand and he had a file full of doctor excuses for him I pray he gets it also. but as far as i can understand for what they told him he can work and draw but can only draw so much.
      Now on the other hand when i got on my dis. my lawyer told me not to even try to go back to work or they would cut me off! so i don't know what is true but i do wish you luck. if i hear something about my husband i will let you know hugs and get well wishes. grouphug
      Medicine taken daily or as needed:
      1. Heaprin and Marcaine rescue installment 1 to 3x daily as needed.
      2. MS.Cotin 100mg 3x daily
      3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
      4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
      5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
      5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
      6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
      7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.

      I have IC, but IC doesn't have me anymore!


      • #4
        Call your local SS office and ask for the info you need. They are really not as scarey as so many of us think they are. When I applied I had wonderful support from the State workers I had contact with~
        Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".


        • #5
          I get disabilty and work part time. You can make up to $800.00 a month. Judith