When you have polymyositis, going to work each day can be difficult. Not only is it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, get dressed, and get yourself together, but once you arrive at the office you face an exhausting day ahead.
Walking to and from meetings may be draining. Talking to your coworkers may be very difficult. When you live with a condition that causes chronic inflammation that’s progressively getting worse, your colleagues may not realize just how difficult it can be to do your job, and do your job well.
How Polymyositis Might Leave You Disabled
As your condition worsens over time, so does your quality of life at your job. Tasks that seem so effortless to other people can feel like a battle for you. Here are a few of the ways that polymyositis can cause you to be disabled.
- Muscle weakness in your hips can make walking difficult
- Shoulder weakness can make it difficult for you to move objects, and may limit the functionality in your hands and arms.
- Weakness in your mouth, throat, or lungs can make speaking to your colleagues difficult and cause you to get quickly out of breath.
- Calcium deposits can make your joints stiff, which can lead to difficulty typing or performing manual tasks.
As the inflammation worsens over time, you may be required to seek Social Security disability so that you can leave the agony of continuing to work in your position behind, and still have the financial support you need to live.
Applying for SSDI in Boston for Polymyositis
When you’re ready to file your application for SSDI in Boston, you must take into consideration a number of factors. Although the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a listing for polymyositis, it is critical that you show that you meet the qualifications it has put in place. To do this, you must submit medical evidence that shows how your condition impacts your ability to work.
Some items you will want to submit include:
- Doctor’s note with your diagnosis
- Testing results
- A journal with how polymyositis impacts your daily life, especially at work
- Any other documentation that shows how this condition impacts you in the workplace
Showing this can be difficult. For more help, we encourage you to download our free report, The Five Most Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security Disability. In it, you will get detailed information about what you need to know when applying for SSDI in Boston. Download your copy today!