I almost ended up writing a really long thing, but I'll keep it sort.
In April I was diagnosed with a chiari malformation, 4mm. It's small but I have been having most of my life and only recently found out where it was coming from. The problem is, because most people dont understand and doctors (two of my family members are physicians) don't consider it a "real problem" I'm having a hard time finding support and help. Ive tried getting disability but have been rejected consistently for 4 years now.
I even feel bad for posting because I don't want to turn into a pity party, as I've been scolded for before. I've been having a hard time getting and maintaining work, and I don't think it's safe for me to drive. I don't really have words to explain how awful I feel when I get behind the wheel, but I no longer live in a metro/city area with good public transportation. I'm being told that I have to get over my "fear" of driving or they are going to let me fend for myself on the streets.
I don't know what to do, how to explain my symptoms so they take me seriously. I am afraid, and not too stable mentally.