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Has my life really got to change?

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Hi all,

The title says it all....i am off sick from work (have been for the last 2 1/2 months). I had an appointment with my works occupational health docotr and he says if im no better when i see him next month (27th January) he will have to do a report to my work telling them he considers i need to retire on the grounds of ill health.
I know work cant wait forever for me to get better but i am now on steroids (6th day today), although i woud say i haven't noticed any improvement.
Im so frustrated with sle......i so want to be well, i so want to be back at work, i don't want to have this illness force me to lose my job. I have been there for 22 years.
When the doctor told me they will sack me soon so best to go for ill health retirement i burst into tears. He said i maybe able to get another job in the future......but.........i dont want another job, i want my job, it is more to me than just a job, it is a huge part of my life, its all i have known my whole working life, i have lots of friends there and i will miss them all so much.


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Hi Jane,

I hope the steroids can turn things around for you before your appointment. It would be lovely if you could return to a job you really love.

When I had to leave work I thought I would go crazy being home. It turned out to be just the opposite. It was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I was no longer living my life to be well enough to make it in for the job. I could actually relax and enjoy something for myself.

Your work relationships don't have to be lost. I have managed to keep in touch by email, phone and or getting together with my closest friends. It takes a little more effort but if you really consider them friends it is worth it.

Take care,
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