Coping with everyday work issues
How do those who work cope with everyday stress and workloads at your jobs?
Hi David. I just joined VEDA today; this is my 1st post. I am currently home on a Medical LOA from work, recovering from recent PLF repair surgery. I have been persevering now, for 2.5 yrs, since my closed head trauma, that resulted in multiple Vestibular diagnoses (which took over 2yrs and multiple specialists (seems to be the norm) to be diagnosed). I have a high level -functioning occupational position and have officially reached a breaking point in performing those duties, due to said disability. Coping with Everyday Work Issues (topic), is not going well, to answer your inquiry. Along with being at a cross-roads with succumbing to permanent disability, acceptance of facing an abrupt career -ending change, comes secondary mental health struggles to overcome in coping with these outcomes. Not to mention financial impact. Then there is the stigma of this invisible disability. Trying to explain over -and -over again to people why I am not yet back to work. I was surprised to not see more Forum topics on work-related support. So- Thank you for starting this thread. I welcome support from any removed link Encouragement from others out there that gave up their career, and successfully adapted? What about Occupational Accommodations if I do go back? Is there ADA support out there?
@mbjohnson823 hi sorry to hear that all these things and stresses are going on in your life right now.I know all too well about job loss and adapting to new challenges in your life as I went through similar challenges in my life. There are organizations out there that do help, but your right they have to recognize invisible illnesses like ours. Wishing you nothing but good will as you move forward, and welcome to VEDA!
Hi,David. Stress is part of my work (I work in a hospital). So I just deal with it... Thanks to hospital management, we can work from home with employee monitoring software. ( The data part- specifically. filling out diagnostic reports and the patient's recovery process only. And of course a second shift where we work directly with patients.