To date, I have nearly 40 years as a working professional, and I'm 55 yeras old.
My AVM is 2.3 cm x 1.2cm. I also have glossopharangeal neuralgia, and cervicle arthritis with moderate spondylosis. They told me there is 100% risk of complication for any kind of surgery.
My headaches are constant, daily, and intense. I was on morphine for the headache pain, and now on Oxycet, which I'm having trouble with. They wanted to put me on disability 3 years ago, but Ive continued to work at my profession. Its gotten to the point that I can't work anymore, and need to make the transition from a working professional to a person on disability.
Theres a huge gap between what disability pays in Canada, and my income. It's scary for me. I will be trying to find someone to help me go thru the process as with this headache, and my lack of knowledge of the system seems a bit overwhelming for me to do on my own..
How do we survive financialy when youre on your own after going on disability? It pays just aroubd $1000 per month.
I cant be the only one of us that faced the realization that life has transitioned to being a dependant.
Not feeling sorry for myself, but hoping perhaps someone could share thier experience relative to that aspect of our lives.
I dont know where else to turn, except to the body of our group here. My apologies, but I feel a little bit lost here.
Thank you for reading, and in advance for any responses!!!