A recent article by Pamela Poole in the Huffington Post offers a sensitive look at the challenges faced when a person becomes disabled. The adjustments to be made, both by the person with the disability and by his or her friends and family, extend beyond the physical. Ms. Poole summarizes the first ten months of her own sudden disability thusly:
denial denial indignation fear anger anger denial
anger depression depression medication
Poole chronicles not only her own struggle to accept the changes her disability made in her life, but the obstacles she faced in making her friends and family understand the new limitations on her abilities and endurance. Ms. Poole’s article and references to books and articles she found helpful are available at this link.
The physical and emotional impacts of a disability are difficult enough. If your disability insurance company is giving you the runaround, it can be helpful to have an experienced disability insurance attorney advocating on your behalf and guiding you through the claim process.