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  • Day 5- Doing a little better

    So I have officially almost made it through my first week back at work. Exhaustion overwhelmed me last night and I almost fell asleep while eating dinner.

    I did get a reply from the EEOC regarding my current situation (we have 14 employees). Basically I do have rights but must work withing my state and prove that I actually have a disability first and that my employer has discriminated against me.
    Don't think that is going to be much of a problem. Although at this point I don't know if I even want to pursue anything or not. I know he has been discriminatory. I don't want to state here. But at this point I'm not really sure that I would be able to work full time anywhere else either.
    My husband wants me to give it more time. But I am so exhausted now that I am not really sure that I can.
    I am afraid that If I try to leave early that my boss will fire me. If he does, I lose all chances of placing a claim on my LTD policy.

    Ugh. What to do, what to do.
    IC symptoms began in 1975; diagnosed in March 2006.
    Other conditions: PFD, Migraine, VV, Total Abd Hysterectormy on 12/27,06 for Cervical Cancer, Fibromyalgia.
    Current Daily Meds: Roxicet, Methadone, Flexoril, Flomax
    I use Prayer, Yoga, Relaxation Breathing and TENS to help relieve stress, anxiety and pain- LOTS of make up to hide my true identity!


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    Glad you made it through the first week. Maybe the next week will be better. I don't know your story about your boss and discrimination but I hope it goes which ever way you take it for you.


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      Ughhhhh first week back must have been dreadful! I remember after my abdominal hyst, I was off work for 6 weeks, and that first week back I didn't think I was going to make it! Even the 2nd week back was difficult. It's hard to get your strength built up again. Good luck to you....I know it's not going to be easy for you....but we are all stronger than we think we are. I'll be thinking of you.....PM me if you want to chat next week if things get bad.....Roxie

      Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
      Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
      Dx'd Hypothyroid
      Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
      June 2007
      Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
      First Cysto 1979
      First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
      Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
      Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
      Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
      Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
      Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
      Bladder surgery 2000
      Dx'd: IBS 2000
      Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
      Laminectomy 1989
      Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

      For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
      I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra's amazing stuff!!:woohoo: