I’m an OT, have been for 37 years. I have been in pain all of that time. I treated myself until 10 years ago when I finally got to a rheumatologist. Treatment had gone well until about a year ago. We are changing thing up, butt I think I am to the point that I won’t be able to keep working. I moved to my current job hoping the decrease in physical demands would make it workable, but the staffing issues are throwing me back into work I can’t do. I’ve had to come out and say it-ask for accommodations, be treated like a whiner-the works. We did make some changes to meds(needs to happen sometimes) so I can walk a bit without limping. Woohoo.
I thought I’d be able to hang on until my boss retired and move in to more of a desk job, but that seems forever away…January.
Sounds like the disability route is a very slow go and not for sure. Feeling worn down.