Applying for disability
I have suffered from severe lower back pain and nerve pain in my leg. I also have arthritis affecting those areas. The pain generates in my lower lumbar region where some of the disc have collapsed and are pinching nerves in my right leg. Anyways, I am a waitress by trade, and as you can imagine being on my feet and running for 9 hours a day is extremely painful. I have tried the spinal epidurals, and they don't work for me. I take 3 hydrocodone 10/325 3xdaily and Gabapentin for the nerve pain. It is still extremely painful and I come home and cry many days after work. The doctor has talked about surgery to widen the gaps where the disc have collapsed, but is in no way affordable. My only other alternitive is disability. I am only 47 and don't wanna do this. How does a person apply for disabilty? Are you able to work at all during this time? If not, how do I pay my bills etc....I am single and support myself.