I’ve heard people say before that when you get really sick of the status quo, that’s when you’ll truly make significant changes.
All along, I thought that I didn’t really have that much power over what happened to me. Especially once I got that multiple sclerosis diagnosis: a lot of people started to see me as horrifically sick. Not just a little challenged, but doomed. Incapable of anything ever again. I was strongly advised to just go on disability because, you know, I was so sick.
All of a sudden, though, once I sought help from an attorney, I started becoming even more certain that I really didn’t want disability.
From there, I paid for the grueling 8-hour exam by a neuropsychologist of my functioning and an MRI of my brain. The original intent of those was to prove how much I was trying to get disability.
Similarly, since my…