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Full Time Employment And Fibro
A MyFibroTeam Member asked a question 💭

just for my own sanity... How many of you lovely people have lost a job or more than one due to your fibro symptoms?

posted February 25, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

I'm so glad I saw this post, I've lost so many jobs over too many sick days and doc visits. I tried so hard to keep my jobs and some lasted as long as five years. My family makes unpleasant comments every time I lose a job or while I'm working says "don't call out sick, don't miss time for the doc, you can't lose your job" making me feel like the biggest loser on earth. But the fatigue and pain was too much. I'm on medical leave at the moment. Was close to losing my most recent job, they had "the talk" with me about too much missed time. I broke down and applied for federal permanent disability but still scared to officially quit my job, to let go. My family was devastated I applied for disability, they don't see me as ill I don't think. I feel like a failure, I can't keep a job so what can I do. It's so nice I'm not alone in this. I can't tell you what's it's like finally knowing others get it too.

posted February 25, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

@A MyFibroTeam Member Their whole game is:They won't us to give up! You definitely need a lawyer. It took me three tries. I had to go in front of a law judge. He gave me my disability. It took about yr.

posted April 14, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

We are on welfare and let me just say it sucks big time. We are a couple and don't even get 1000 a month. How do they think we can live on that so when people say your lazy tell them to living in you shoes for a while and they will see being sick and in debt adds to the feeling of being unwell.

posted January 29, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

Hi everyone I haven't been on for a while but I'm going back to work on July I've been out of work since January and it's just a disease I'm going to have to learn how to deal with and Pace myself but in the last couple of months that I've been home I have found that what I eat what I do how my emotions an anxiety affect my fibromyalgia and now that I know that I'm more aware of how I handle certain situation . I do a lot of research on the fibromyalgia I've taken Dairy and sugar out of my diet I try not to get overwhelmed with life because of the fibromialgia is that across the whole trigger affect my body so we'll see how it all works out for me I put it in God's hands and I'm sending everyone gentle hugs

posted June 5, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

When you loose a job you love you loose a big part of what makes you you. It is so hard to give up that part of our identity. When we meet someone one of the first things we are asked is what do you do for a living. Just having a job to go to defines our lives. When we loose that we can become lost as to who we are. We have to find a different way to fill our days and to define who we are. As much as we grump and complain about our work, we miss it when it is taken from us. It's a lot like a death in the family. We have to go through the same greiving process.

posted March 19, 2016

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