Hi everyone. I have not been here for awhile, so a lot of you probably don't know my story. It's just hard to get moving a lot of days. Anyhow, I'm 73, divorced, and have moved closer to where my 2 girls live, about 4 hours away from my "home" …. that was 3 years ago. I do get S.S. and my son does help me a bit. Several years before I moved here, I had a breakdown, and have been diagnosed with Bipolar 2. I also had a total knee replacement 5 years ago, and 1 year afterwards had to have a revision (a total re-doing of the TKR) The ups and downs are crazy making, and while they're not as severe as Bipolar 1, I'm heavier on the depression side. A "manic" time would be just normal for others. I drive back to my therapist every other week, and also see my Psychiatrist afterward for the medication Rx's. Several people down here where I now live have told me I should apply for disability since I just don't have the push most days to do anything. I'm tired, worn out, and just want to be left alone …. I don't want to work, but if I must I must. Can any of you give me any input on what qualifies a person for disability? Thanks.