I have been trying so hard to maintain a job, take care of my family and my invalid grandmother. I began working from home for a major company which I though would be great. I thought I would be able to better adjust myself or surroundings to help me when I was in pain. The only thing that concerned me was that WAH employees were expected to do 30% more work than those in the office. But I had to try. I would begin work early each morning and continue until about 8 or 10 PM each night...sometimes even later. The worse I felt the longer it took me to do my work which in turn make mw feel worse. I was going in circles. My breaks would mostly be to change grandma's diaper or feed her, or put a load in the washer or dryer, etc. I almost never even stopped for lunch but if I ate at all I ate while I worked. I was miserable EVERYDAY and struggled to keep my head above water. Then we went through reorganization at work and everything fell apart. We were given more work and everyone was placed on mandatory overtime indefinitely. I did my best but was not able continue. One morning I was still up at 3AM working. The next day I called in sick. It has been 2 weeks now since I have worked. I have no idea what to do next. My company has me jumping through hoops now to be approved for short term disability. My doctor finally submitted the requested information today. I want to apply fo permanent disability. I realize now that I CANNOT do this anymore.