Gone back to work

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Gone back to work

Postby flowers in the air » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:49 pm

I've managed to find 2 jobs I feel I can do with fibro :-D :lol: :-D - a customer assistant in a supermarket 2 days a week and taking an autistic boy out to socialise 2 days a week - but having not worked for the last 6 months, boy am I feeling it. Only started the supermarket job, but after a 9 hour shift (with 2 breaks totalling 90 mins) on Saturday I could barely move for 3 days after. I had my sister staying so forced myself onto the sofa rather than laying in bed, which probably didn't help. I had to up my tramadol use, which I'd managed to get down to using a few times a week having sufficiently upped my gabapentin, and now take it daily. On the plus side, the Saturday knocked me out enough that I slept for 8+ hours for 4 days afterwards. And feeling useful again has done wonders for my self esteem. I just hope I get used to this quickly. I hate feeling like I've been battered, but such is the fibro life, I guess :roll:
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Re: Gone back to work

Postby HazelB » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:32 pm

I have been gradually increasing my voluntary work hours from a couple of hours a week up to 16, and it sure dies take it out of you ( I work 3 days, with a day in between to rest ). But I also agree that it boosts you're self esteem... I enjoy having the structure in my life too that working regular hours gives you xxx
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Re: Gone back to work

Postby leewhyte » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:50 pm

Hello flowers,

I'm in a similar place to you. I'm going back to work on Tuesday but I could only get a full time job of 40+ hours. I haven't worked for a year and a half. I'm worried that I'll be to tired, in to much pain and have bad fog when I get home.

My docs won't change my meds as I'm waiting for my appointment with the pain clinic so I'm only on codiene and paracetamol with amatryperline on the night.

I hope you can adjust and cope with your work.
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Re: Gone back to work

Postby HazelB » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:06 am

Going to 40+ hours sounds like a nightmare to me, hope it doesn't leave you too exhausted and in pain xxx :-\
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Re: Gone back to work

Postby ecologisttobe » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:51 pm

Regarding work it kind of helps the pain a bit for me if I keep stretching/moving the joints to avoid RSI. :-D

Depending what kind of customer service you need a good chair might be handy if you don't already.
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