Hello all, and thank you for your advise. I have been a nurse for the last 17 years, and have of course fibro, herniated disc in neck and lower back, chronic fatigue, and bad migraines. I started short term disability on 11/28/09 as my condition was worsened, and i reached my breaking point. I could not longer hover over patients, or even sit behind a desk and do advise nursing. By the end of this month (Feb) my short term disability will end. It will be 3 months. I have an appt with my primary tomorrow, and i feel like i have to go in and convince her that i need to go on long term disability. This is not the state disability, just the long term disability which i can get for 120 months if doctor fills in necessary paperwork, and agrees to do that. I am sooooooo nervous and afraid she would not agree. For those of you who have been there and done that, please advise me on what to say, and how that works. How do you get your MD to agree to do that. So far she has been great, and very generous with medication for pain and otherwise. I just don't know how to present myself. Please help me, and tell me about your experience. Thank you Nastaran.