Category Archives: Disability

There’s No Shame in Social Security Disability Benefits~ Meet our new MLWT Guest Cheryl Coon

There’s a popular and ugly misconception that folks who have been found disabled under a Social Security disability benefits program are: (a) elderly (b) undeserving (c) disabled for life; and/......

Meet Matt, MLWT Guest Blogger

I have been searching for a guy who is willing to share his experiences living with lupus.    There are many diseases out there that are often ‘labeled’ as a “man’s” or “woman’s” disease.  When ......

A Penny For Your Thoughts

On Tuesday night, July 6th, I watched the PBS NewsHour (on OPB Channel 10 ) segment (reported by correspondent Betty Ann Bowser and funded by  Robert Wood Johnson   Foundation ) about the new he......

People First!

Today, BloggersUnite is hosting an online event entitled People First: Empowering People With Disabilities . I’ve been having unusually prominent symptoms from my lupus.  I always anticipate a ......

Meet newest MLWT Guest Blogger: Kathryn Heatherly

As a follow up to Rosalind’s post on tips to consider when initiating a conversation with your boss, we wanted to introduce you to a new local contributor, Kathryn Heatherly.   She is a di......

back to school?

For those of us who are able to function pretty well physically, the decision to return to school or start it up for the first time may not initially be too trying.  Those of us who are more cha......

Lupus and our Oregon community’s price tag

There is a great deal of discussion about chronic illness prevention like diabetes and heart disease…however, lupus is NOT preventable.  The lack of lupus disclosure can cost employers and......

Autoimmune Disease and Work Tour Finale

  In the past week, I have been busy with coordinating projects and communications for MLWT, meanwhile figuring out my budgets reflecting the scary economic situation.  I have also been reading ......

Virtual Book Tour Arrives

Today, we’re pleased to present our guest Rosalind Joffe, author of the new book Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease:  Keep Working Girlfriend! (Demos Medical Publishing, 2008).  Along wit......

What if…?

Over the Labor Day weekend, I reviewed some information I received from a local disability rep (and friend), Bill Thome, M.S.W, regarding the SSI and SSDI process.  Although I have taken the sel......
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