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Going back to work

dmoonchildddmoonchild Posts: 383
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in Lower Back Pain
Well, I am going back to work on Sept 29th. Full Time. My injection from Aug 27th and the new med regime are working well. I really hope I can do it. I hope sitting all day doesnt bring back all the pain. We are really struggling financially and we need my paycheck.
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Comments

  • good to see your going back to work...
  • dmoonchild- good news that the injection and meds will help you back to work full time.. :) jade
  • Keep a positive attitude and I am sure that you will do fine. Keep us posted.
  • I hope it goes well for you. Good luck.
  • Dmoon,
    This is a great success and I also returned to another employment after many years away, take your time and pace well as the rigours of work and homelife increase so will the mode of change. Rest before you have to and make sure you are supported, delegate whenever possible and don’t be afraid to say when things and not within your daily capacity, ask for help and assert your need.

    We had three children under 8 and that transition of new roles and responsibility took some time to adapt. Not many here speak of the financial implication of chronic pain and for those who is does impact we tend to continue in isolation as if we ourselves have some or more choice in the capacity that we have. Full time for me is not an option; it is in my head, but not reality.

    Take regular breaks and mobilise where possible, I am very independent and some of the staff know of my condition although not do not fully understand the limitation this places on me socially and physically, my work game face is securely fixed and this is my choice.

    Acknowledge what it has taken to get here, and praise yourself for doing a good job, you should be proud.

    Hug those children you will always be mum, buy a cake and have a back to work party. =D>

    John


  • Thanks so much everyone. Im a bit anxious about returning to work. I had some problems when I was out in May. Our secretary and another co-worker were spreading rumors that I was out and in drug rehab. The furthest thing from the truth. I confronted them when I returned and now they dont talk to me. I also sat down with my boss to explain the rumors as I was sure he heard them too. He did not believe them of course. Also the one emplyee overheard me talking to my Dr on the phone about my meds and blabbed to everyone that I was taking oxy. I am a Parole officer and if word got out to the parolees that I have these meds, it puts me and my whole family in danger as they will do anything to get these drugs. I also contacted my attorney about the situation.
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