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Apr 21, 2015 9:47 AM

I'm having a hard time at my job right now and was hoping some of you would share any suggestions you have about working and dealing with fibro. I work a Monday through Friday schedule from 5am to 130pm. I am being worn out from doing too much to keep up with the facility because other people don't work as hard. I go home an nap till 4 and go to bed at 7 or 8 and I'm still worm out. If anyone has any suggestions or experiences you want to share I'd greatly appreciate it. :)

Apr 21, 2015 10:17 AM

Other people don't work as hard or they know you will pick up the slack? Sometimes we are our own worst enemy and set the bar beyond what we need to do. In my last job I had to step back and just do my work. Unless you are trying to get promoted I would slowly start letting others do their fair share. Pushing yourself that hard will only make you worse. I discovered that to late. If you haven't done so already I would highly recommend going through the process of having your condition protected at work. I am sorry for the life of me I can't remember it is an on going health issue and filling out the paper work protects you when you have to take a lot of time off. They can't use the time off for that medical condition against you. I also did that to late and then my awful employer didn't tell me I had to fill a new one out every year or it was void after 5 years of not having one which put me at the top of the get rid of list for missing so much time. Take care of yourself, as they say, you are the only you you've got.

Apr 21, 2015 12:17 PM

I am sorry i don't have any suggestions for you as i cant work anymore. I just wanted to add that i wholeheartedly agree with shammagren! You have got to protect and take care of yourself first! I wish you luck with the situation you are in.

Apr 21, 2015 1:54 PM

Lucky 13 When I was working I was a nurses aide in one of our rea hospitals . I had my pts to care for but all the other nurses would ask me to help them also, I ended up nearly killing myself. You have to do only as much as you are scheduled to do per shift. If others ask tell them you can't help them. I understand how hard this will be for you,but you probibley have to stream out your shift as thin as you can stretch it out from start to finish. Like shammagrin and Horns on my halo said make sure you keep up to date on all of your paperwork.

Apr 21, 2015 6:20 PM

FMLA paperwork...my brain kicked in for a moment...make sure you get the forms, your doctor will need to complete them. This is very important. Keep a blank copy and set a reminder for 11 months and make sure it gets done every year. This will protect you when you take time off for medical leave.

Apr 21, 2015 6:26 PM

I was fired while on FMLA..HR..said they never saw the papers..and the Doctor's even faxed them. Companys are political controlled. The world is corrupted with politicans. Keep records of all your FMLA papers.

Apr 21, 2015 6:29 PM

while working..i helped everyone. teamwork...they do not believe in light duty..or you are out the doors..

Apr 21, 2015 6:31 PM

please take care of your self..your health comes first...

Apr 21, 2015 7:13 PM

Good luck!
I still have 3 years until I can work, so I'll start a job with a disclaimer.

Apr 21, 2015 7:21 PM

Everything turned out Puurrfect..;)

Apr 21, 2015 7:35 PM

My father moved in with me..85 yrs. old..doctors gave him 2 yrs..to live..he had Dementia..that was the best 2 yrs of my LIFE..spent with my Father..miss u Dad..R.I.P.

Apr 21, 2015 10:29 PM

Fatcat it sounds like a blessing in disguise that u got fired when u did... You got to spend 2 precious years with your Dad! I had a similar situation losing a job.It gave me the opportunity to care for my Grandmother. I wouldn't trade it for the world! We were always very close, but getting to spend that time with her at the end of her life was especially wonderful! She was like a second mother to me and I miss her so much!

Apr 21, 2015 11:08 PM

Fat Cat and Horns Hold My halo I know that y'all cherish the time you got to spend with your loved ones before they left this world. I was able to help take care of my Mother a year before her death, she had Dementia, has TIAS frequently, was almost completely blind from several big strokes, we had to put her in a Adult Daycare Monday through Friday unless I was off during the week it was run by the Salvation Army. One morning one of the attendees carried her into the restroom and didn't bring a diaper she left my Mother by herself to go get one. There was another patient next door to her and her attended told her to stand up Mother thought she was talking to her and stood up fell and broke her hip, they called me and I met the ambulance at hospital. They operated next morning and she never regained coniousness she had a big stroke that wiped out everything except her brain stem,she also had several heart attacks on the table. She lived 7 days. I am so thankful I was able to take care of her in her final year I don't regret anything. I still miss her she has been gone since May 27,2000.

Apr 22, 2015 2:22 AM

Thank you for the kind words..and yes i believe..everything happens for a reason..God Bless..

Apr 22, 2015 7:50 AM

I could not agree with more about the corruption. I actually wish they could all get a little taste of Chronic Pain it sure would help change some perspectives. The old walk a mile in my shoes...

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