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Work Capability Assessment.... 😱😱😱

Sep 08, 2015 1:26 PM

Today I got a letter from my work telling me that I'll be having a work capability assessment this Friday, I knew this would be happening but now I have confirmation of it happening it's made me really apprehensive as I've always hoped I'd be in a position to at somepoint return to work, probably not where I am as there's been a lot of issues (very horrible stuff being said about me) but I love my job and I can't really imagine doing any other job but being diagnosed with everything I have it's made me realise my goals may have to be tweaked xx

Sep 08, 2015 3:01 PM

Vintagebutterfly, I know exactly what you mean. I had the same issue with my job and it was really sad to let go. I was the front desk (Not literally.. LOL!!! I just sat there).πŸ˜‰ Mow I know you knew that, but thought you could use a giggle to break the monotany😜. I went from salaried and making almost $42k a year, to being dropped down to hourly because I never knew how long I'd be able to hang on or when of if id even be able to make it in at all!! That put so much stress on me because I loved my job, the ladies I worked with and all the things that go with it. I worked less and less and finally couldn't work at all. I haven't worked in 12 years and I still to this day wish that I could go back!!! Even as a realist, I cannot figure out a way to make it back to the working world. Hang in there, everything will work out ok. Sending you {{{{Hugs}}}} and prayers to help you through.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Sep 08, 2015 5:13 PM

I don't know if everyone on here is in the U.S. or not, but I know in our culture so much of your "worth" seems to be based on your occupation. It's not true though. I've been struggling this whole year to find my purpose, but I'm finally starting to see it. There really is something on this earth that only you can do. I know that not having the paycheck is horrible and stressful, but don't think that if it comes down to it, your only purpose is a job. Don't give up! Encouraging other "sickies" is my thing, but who knows what there is still for you!

Sep 08, 2015 7:43 PM

Kittypain, I find the very same is true for me. If you look at some of the older feeds, you will see that I have said many times that I have always been a caregiver. I feel better coming here and helping others to feel a bit better, give them a laugh or just letting them know they aw not alone. There are many wonderful people here and I've formed some strong bonds with these great people that I call friends and my "community family". It's wonderful to help people and as long as I can, I will continue to do so.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Sep 08, 2015 7:49 PM

Vintagebutterfly, try not to let yourself get stressed. Two things my dad always says in struggling times calms me down: 1) If God brings you to it, He'll bring you through it; 2) As one door closes another one opens. Who knows, you may prove to them you can still do it, or that you're more valuable in another area. Try not to psych yourself out. We're all here for support, and you're in my prayers. And i agreed with Kittypain, that we are more than our occupation. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

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