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    leftangler, AZGoob, tb mare

    I can't go into detail but I have a patient who has deficits after surgery (not a complication, but an effect of the original problem) and a job that puts this person into certain situations where that deficit is a risk. There is no compensatory adjustment in the job responsibilities available. Yet the person does not want to go on disability because it would mean a serious loss of income, and any other job for which this person could qualify would also mean a loss of income and likely loss of health benefits which are required.

    Rock, meet hard place.

    Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without - W S Coffin

    by stitchmd on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 10:15:14 AM PDT

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