Is It Time to File for Disability?

May 18, 2015

Tami Stackelhouse, Fibromyalgia Coach“I’m willing to do whatever it takes. I just need to know what to do.”

Can you relate to that statement?

Do you wonder how to make your fibromyalgia play nice so you can keep working? Are you frustrated that you haven’t been able to do the quality of work you know you’re capable of? Are you worried that it might be time to file for disability—even though you aren’t, you know… disabled? 

I remember having to make these decisions myself. I felt like such a failure just thinking about filing for disability. At the same time, I was having trouble keeping up with work. I was forgetful, made mistakes, and missed deadlines. I often wanted to turn off the lights in my office, crawl under my desk, and take a nap; I was so exhausted. I was also grumpy and no fun for my husband to hang out with after work because I was tired and in pain. Sound familiar at all?

I want you to know that you don’t have to choose between your health and a career. You can thrive and have both—even with fibromyalgia. Would you like to learn how?  

What would it be worth to you to be able to continue working? To not have to file for disability? To be able to provide and be there for your family? To not have to worry about how you’re going to provide for yourself?

I have just finished writing my book, Take Back Your Life (use that link to grab your free copy). As I’ve been writing, I’ve realized just how far I’ve come from those exhausted days at work. I don’t really have any fibromyalgia pain anymore. I have the energy to do pretty much anything I want to do. (Read my fibromyalgia story here.) Just this weekend, I spontaneously got on an airplane and flew to Las Vegas on Friday for a one-day workshop on Saturday (where we worked from 9 AM to midnight); I flew home on Sunday. And yes, I was able to do this without triggering a major fibro flare. This is the kind of thing that I can teach you.

I would like to invite you to a special 90-day program where I will teach you specifically how to thrive while working with fibromyalgia. I’ve thought a lot about how to price this new program. My clients who have gotten the best results have spent several thousand dollars coaching with me; this program is only going to cost $750. Due to the nature of the work we will be doing, I only have room for 12 people.

If this isn’t for you, no worries. You can get my book and learn some of my tricks. (It’s even going to be free for the first five days.) But if you want to learn the nitty-gritty details on how to keep doing the work that you love to do, while reducing your pain, fatigue, and brain fog, then you need to sign up for this program. I wasn’t able to cover this in my book because I ran out of time before I could write it!

If you have questions, you’re welcome to contact me. However, I know this class is going to fill up really quickly. I’m also not sure when I will be able to offer it again. If you want to make sure you have a spot, submit your payment using the button below, no later than Friday, May 22nd. If you’re not a good match for the class, I’ll be happy to refund your payment.

Class registration closed

I want to thank you for a wonderful class. I was filled with so much hope and so many good ideas to keep me living in the solution not the problem. — Mary Larkin


Photo of Tami taken by Rayleigh Leavitt, Photography by Rayleigh. Used by permission.
Mary Wheats August 31, 2015 at 4:43 am

Sad to see that the registration has been closed. I have a question too- do you teach how to manage the pain, and work with it, or teach ways to ease the pain? I’ve been having relief from my fibromyalgia pain with physiotherapy in Toronto at the AESM sports facility there, but I’m looking for ways to get rid of the pain completely.

Tami September 1, 2015 at 4:24 pm

All of the above, Mary. =) I actually have almost no fibromyalgia pain anymore — and no, I don’t take any pain medication. Most of what I do these days is utilize techniques to prevent pain. But before I became pain-free, I had to manage the pain I did have, as well as learn how to cope with it. These are all things that I teach my clients.

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