This is such a hard question for me being that I love what I do for a living. It's just that over the last year I have been so sick and in so much pain it hard to continue working at my best. I help the elderly and it hurt so much to even consider have to stop . They are my family . Every day I drive to work praying that I can see the road clearly and not black out at the wheel. I work in consant pain and can't tell anyone. I'm sick all the time because I work in a nursing home . If I tell me Boss that I am sick her response is alway "well your sick all the time","Is this your way of telling me in advance that you are going to leave early?","Sounds like an excuse for leaving early and letting the office down". I know it's sounds crazy but I love helping others. If I do decided to go on SSI or SSA can I work sometimes ? Volunteer maybe? They decision is crushing me. Any suggestions would be so appreciated. I have been a Christian for 32 year now and giving is just not who I am.