Guest troopersway Posted October 16, 2008 Share Posted October 16, 2008 Hi all, really catching up on posts tonight but also want to see if anybody else is having the issues I am regarding work. I work for the government in Managment and returned to work just 8 weeks after SAH. I am very fortunate that my office is in my house and was able to work around travel as I had a driver until I got my licence back. Working from home on my own has been great, take rest breaks when I wish and work at my own speed, I was 1000 mph pre SAH so I have been able to cut some slack without affecting my achievements. I had a TIA just four weeks after discharge whcih has left me with weakness and numbness. In July this year I was up north with work and collapsed whilst taking a rest break in the car, subsequently spent 9 days in hospital, bleed trace in spinal fluid but none found on scans so diagnosed as an acute migraine. Out of hospital and came into work only to be sent home for another week then on leave, my boss a good friend is very caring! However I have just this week had two days back in hospital as my numbness and weakness got much worse and became constant, GP referred to A&E as I think they thought I was having a stroke but thankfully was not. My biggest problem now is that I feel "labelled" as potentially poorly and that my work, for all the right reasons are making adjustments for me, for example I have overseas travel to undertake later this year yet they are keen for me not to travel!!! I have tried to explain that allowing me to work is part of my recovery without been pushy, I even had to get a doctors note to say I was fit to fly!!!! This is positive discrimination, in addition I am fed up with every telephone call to a collegue starting with "how are you feeling" - My point is if I am in work I am fine!!! However, in reality I may be having a bad day but I do not want work to know this!!! A vicious circle with me adamat I must work, I enjoy my job and it takes my mind of everything! It is not easy working but I find that if I have a productive day at work I have done well whereas, a day on the couch with pain, fatigue and weakness in limbs is giving in!!!! I know not to push myself and certainly do not have work pushing me, quiet the opposite!!! In a culture where most people would be glad of time off on sick watching daytime TV I find myself the opposite, let me work and let me decide what I can and can not do!!!! Just sounding off !!!! however on a postive note I have booked a work based course through my boss - Positive action for Disability!!!! This will help me I am sure. Bet many of you are thinking I am doing too much! Believe me I am on a 50% reduction with everything post SAH!!!! SOrry to moan and groan, expect this is part of the up and downs of living post SAH! Kind regards all, your posts are a great support - keep smiling! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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