Hi, I'm a 49 yr old male in CA with FM and every day i go to work, like all of you i hurt so badly from working all day like any of you who still work do (but i thought i needed to work to keep feeling useful, keep my mind busy and a good income) I do not have SDI where I work. Can't get PERS disability until you have 5 years in which i don't. I think that leaves only SSI. heres where i need help, when do you know its time to start the process of retireing with a disability, what type of attorney or lawfirm helps you figure it out? where do you turn for help? If my work limitations set by the doctor are so limiting why don't i just stop working? can a doctor say you can't work anymore? I have other health problems also, like a bad disc, siatica, hep c. So you know how tired i must feel. has any of you good people have experience and can help me please? thanks in advance for any help. hey. there is enought to do at home to keep me busy, i could take 4 hours just to go to the store and bring in the bags or to find someone to help me!!