I did... I ended up in the hospital with pneumonia and ended up being there for bout a month and never made it back to work. That was two years ago. With a number of surgeries and illness and more surgeries to come. It's been hard very hard
MoBanc, long time no see. It's good to see you back again. (Unless I'm delusional and thought I've seen your name from years ago and you haven't been around for a bit of time). At any rate, I had to leave my job and it was a job that I absolutely LOVED. I haven't worked in almost 14 years and there's no way I'd be able to go back to work now since I've gotten so much worse. I had to wait a couple of months after I left my job and then apply for disability (which thankfully I received fairly quickly).
I see. Thanks for info. That s the problem, the stress is making my fibro flare up latley. Where I work I am being timed and it is competition. I 've worked there for almost 16 yrs. and I find they treat like I am a nobody cause I stepped down from management. I have been there the longest among everyone there.
I have done that. I worked at a retail store we have here called Smiggle, it's basically a stationary store for kids or anyone one that likes cutesy stuff and bright colours. Anyone who as worked in cusomer service knows the struggle, the company drama was too much(the regional manager was a bitch), standing for 10 hours straight was to much. So i said here is my two weeks notice you guys can get f***ed. Excuse the language
I have for the last year slowly had increasing pressure, stress and anxiety in my work environment.
My Fibro has been flaring up so badly lately that 3 weeks ago I had a physical meltdown. My doctor wrote a report to my boss saying that I need to have my workload reduced, less stressful environment and I need an extensive period of leave to recover. If I couldn't be afforded this then I would need to find another job.
Basically my mental and emotional fluctuations due to stress was causing my pain levels to flare up as well.
So at the moment we are transitioning me out of some responsibilities and looking at employing more people. The leave however was an issue. Instead of the recommended minimum of 2 weeks I got 3 days 😢
The meds are really helping though! But work is still a struggle not only physically but mentally and emotionally...
I hope that you get the support, understanding and resolution you need🌸🌸🌸
Thanks everyone for the support😀👍. I feel if I did ask the doctor for a leave of absence note I will be criticized by other employees cause I don t complain too much about my pain. I already had 3 weeks off in summer and the pain is returning again.