Im Wayne from the North East, and Ive just signed up to the forum to chat with people. Im after some advice on the current situation I find myself in.
I was diagnosed in May with RRMS, and had my first course of Lemtrada at the start of July. Ive not had any other disease modifying drugs, before or since.
I returned to work at the start of September, but Im finding it increasingly difficult. I worked as a Mechanical engineer for 22 years, but now work for a supermarket chain. I have to say my colleagues and employer have been very supportive, and understanding of my issues, but today we had a informal sit down just to update, and see what else they can do for me.
The question was asked if I felt I can do the job anymore, or if I think Ive gone back too soon (Ive missed a bit of work over the last few month. I understand where they are coming from with the silly season coming up, and incresed pressure from the company to meet targets etc.
Truth be told, over the last couple weeks, Ive asked myself the same question for the first time. Im very old school, Ive always worked, and Im trying to “just get on with it”. Im only 39, and hate to think the worst of this.
Im wondering if anybody else has been in a similar situation with work, and a new diagnosis?
Feel a little bit like Im in limbo, my GP says my care is in the hands of the consultant and nurses. Ive got a appointment to see them end of the month, but things have happened so fast since May, I really dont know how to get my head around things.
Sorry for the rambling post.
Much love and light