Basic Stuff

  • Name: Drdragonmama
  • Country: United States
  • State: Wisconsin
  • City: Almena
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 58
  • Education: Ph.D Degree
  • Primary Illness: Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS)
  • Diagnosis:
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Year Illness Began: 2010

Functioning Interrupted

Former Level of Functionality: 90
(No symptoms at rest; mild symptoms with activity; normal overall activity level; able to work full-time without difficulty.)
Current Level of Functionality: 50
(Moderate symptoms at rest. Moderate to severe symptoms with exercise or activity; overall activity level reduced to 70% of expected. Unable to perform strenuous duties, but able to perform light duty or desk work 4-5 hours a day, but requires rest periods.)

Work Interrupted

  • Former Occupation: Psychologist/Executive
  • Job Responsibilities at Former Occupation:

    Director of mental health clinic at flagship campus of internationally known treatment center

  • Current Occupation: psychologist/author
  • Current Job Responsibilities:

    Independent psychology practice/consulting

  • Years of Work Lost: 5
  • Current Work Status: Still working

Income Interrupted

  • Yearly Income Before Becoming Ill:


  • Current Yearly Income:


  • Minimum Current Annual Income Loss:


  • Total Projected Economic Losses For Years Not Worked:


Other Interruptions

Certified Disabled: No

  • This illness has severely impacted my ability to financially prepare for retirement
  • I reduced my work hours
  • I left my job or retired early
  • I took on jobs with less responsibilities than I otherwise would have
  • I lost my house or had to move to a smaller dwelling
  • I believe this illness contributed significantly to a divorce or loss of an important relationship

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