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Disability Extension Requested

Posted by Shmooey , 22 February 2015 - - - - - - · 89 views

So I had a reprieve when my pdoc entered March 1 as my back to work date.  But I'm nowhere near ready to return.  My tdoc has taken over the paperwork since I see him more than I do her.  He submitted an extension to June 1 last week.  I'm really hoping it comes through because I am not in any shape to try to work and I would hate to w...


Short Term Disability Extended One More Month

Posted by Shmooey , 05 February 2015 - - - - - - · 120 views

I am SO relieved.  I am still in no shape to return to work.
I hired a psychologist this week and have three more appointments scheduled with him, so I'll see my new tdoc weekly until I don't know when.  Turns out he's a medical expert for SSDI so he can help with that if it comes to it.  For now, the goal is to le...


Paranoia Paranoia Everybody's Comin To Get Me

Posted by Shmooey , 29 January 2015 - * * * * * · 112 views

I just need to get this out I guess.
I'm on week 3 of a 4 week (as of now) short term disability from work.  
My pdoc does not want me to return to my current position and I had an appointment with employee assistance program yesterday to go over options.  A HR recruiter will work me to find something that can accommo...


I Love My New Pdoc

Posted by Shmooey , 23 January 2015 - - - - - - · 115 views

So I commented on someone's blog today to not be afraid to fire their pdoc if the pdoc desperately needed it....and so I wanted to write more on my own blog about how things are going with my new one.
I saw her for the third time today (we are having a lot of sessions up front because I am on short term disability through my employer).  We tal...


Four Weeks Short Term Disability

Posted by Shmooey , 16 January 2015 - - - - - - · 140 views

This will be my second psychiatric short term disability in the past six months.  I have a much better doctor this time though, who will not just throw me back to the same job full time after only three weeks.  I'd done a two week inpatient program, and the other pdoc just said a week extra is enough and wrote me back.  The new pdoc says it...


Here's A New One - Administrative Leave

Posted by Shmooey , 12 January 2015 - - - - - - · 136 views

So I was diagnosed schizoaffective depressive type last Thursday, and I called out from work on Friday because I was too emotional.  I tried going today, but when I got my boss and our lead admin assistant together and updated them on my diagnosis, I lost it again and couldn't get back under control. so they suggested I go back home.
i called...


Another New Pdoc

Posted by Shmooey , 08 January 2015 - - - - - - · 161 views

After three years of being treated by residents at one of the "best" university teaching hospitals, I got fed up with what I felt was inadequate care.  I found a pdoc locally who isn't part of any insurance network, but has great qualifications and a willingness to work with me.  I like her.  I think she is a keeper.
I was in there f...


If It's Not This, It's That, Or The Other Thing

Posted by Shmooey , 17 December 2014 - - - - - - · 187 views

Brief background for those who don't know me - I have been white-knuckling through severe agoraphobia since early 2012.  Lost a job over it in August 2012 and spent the next eight months unemployed and in full breakdown.  Finally, a pdoc who was a resident at a teaching hospital saw how much distress I was in in late June 2014, and gave me 0.5 m...



Posted by Shmooey , 03 December 2014 - * * * * * · 217 views

So it's been a while since I checked in here - since the end of August.  I am slowly getting caught up on everyone's blogs and forum posts.  I see many new faces - welcome.
Some of you know I suffer from extreme agoraphobia.  It came to a head in late August. . I'd been calling out from work, shaking and terrified every time I did le...


Stop This Madness, I Want Out

Posted by Shmooey , 16 August 2014 - * * * * * · 402 views

So after gaining 89 pounds between Geodon and Abilify over the course of a year and a half, I stopped taking Abilify three weeks ago (had already been off Geodon for nine months).  Got Abilify withdrawals, got through it, though not without key people at work now knowing my mental illness (except the DID). Switched successfully back to Haldol which h...

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