With regards to DL post, daybreak 8-10.
I missed this article on Daybreak but I can have a good guess at how it all went.
I have been in linbo for aprox 2 1/2 yrs now.I Have a lot of the usual symptoms that we all associate with here on the forum plus a dx of optic neuritis.
I am honest as I can be with everyone and that includes my place of work.
I have chose work as my topic due to it being mentioned in one of the responses to the above post saying that on the programme is was said that ’ Some people with MS work full time’…Well God 'elp em is all I can say…
I dont have a DX and I work full time
It is getting harder and harder.
After 6/8 wks of having a bit of a hard time of it with my symptoms I had some sick leave.
I phoned in 2 hours before my shift was due to start. The reason was that I had got out of bed, fell over, tried walking holding on to the furniture but my head was in a major whiz and I felt so so sick.
When I went to bed I was OK…when I woke up…I wasnt OK.
After giving it 1/2 hour to see if I got any better I decided to phone in sick due to symptoms persisting.
I explained…as I have above…and said I would seek medical advice from out of hours.
Brief info…Over the next couple of wks I was on various medications and saw Dr’s a number of times…fell over a lot, Vomited a lot and was (ill a lot)…at all times I kept my work place informed.
Back to work I go (cos the GP felt I was well enough to go back after 2 wks off) hmmmm.
When you are sick it is a requirement that you ring in at “such and such a time”
“but I was not ill at that time and I was asleep, but I did phone in 2 hours prior to my start time beecause as soon as I awoke my symptoms hit me like a steamroller”.
Well we need as much time as possible and we would like you to try harder to give us more notice whenever possible?
Yes I will and I do.
Well, others manage it.
Excuse me for saying so but out of a staff of 25 in my dept: only 2 staff have had less time off than me.
Well, we hope you settle back into work well. Thank you.
We have wonderful things in place in my employment…sick, maternity,paternity etc.
But I am beginning to think it is all a bit of a paper chase…
We have very clever people with very clever ways of making you get stressed of your head while still smiling at you. (all very PC) and into the bargain…I still felt rough.
My life at the moment is resting up in all my spare time just so as I can be well enough OR have energy enough to work…for what…to be asked to try harder.
God I wish I could afford to give up and do voluntry
But well done to all of you that manage to work and get along nicely…you have my verybest wishes and respect.
Just another side to an illness that as of yet is still lurking in the shadows and everyday lfe and living.
Best wishes and thank you for reading