After my diagnosis my neurologist offered to write me a note to stay at home and go on short term disability to give me a break and because I was having a hard (physical) time with my symptoms. I easily qualified as being disabled so it was definitely a very legitimate offer. I decided to pass on his offer because I thought it would be a good idea for me to continue working to keep my mind off of my disease and give me a sense of accomplishment. Looking back I think that was a very good idea because had I stayed home I probably would have just gotten more upset that I really can’t work because of the MS (which was, and occasionally still is my big concern). When I quit working I want it to be because I retire or get a lot of cash not because I can’t.