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Looking for Info on Early Retirement due to MS Fatigue

Posted Sep 11 2008 8:43pm
I am looking for stories about MS-ers who have had to stop working due to MS Fatigue. Some call this "early retirement" but are they really drawing any retirement money? If so, how? Who decided that they needed to 'retire,' the patient or the doctor or the family? What are the issues to watch out for?

It may be obvious from my most recent posts that I am considering "early retirement." I have approached a financial advisor and discussed at length with my husband. I even told my boss. And my mother!

But I'm dealing with some surprising emotions - I am feeling guilty for even thinking about stopping work before I'm 67 (gosh I must be horribly lazy). I am scared that something might go very wrong and I will run out of money and be homeless and on the street. And then the self-doubt: am I really suffering with MS fatigue or am I just being a drama queen? I suspect that some readers of this blog recognize these self-criticisms that are all too common with The Fatigue MonSter.

Also, has anyone had success getting disability due to fatigue? Any advice? Anyone live in Delaware that might know something I don't?

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