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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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I understand your frustration and I hear you loud and clear. Know that you are not alone in how you feel. I am out on SSD and have been for 2 1/2 years now and I do miss my friends and my job.

I can tell you that although it takes getting used to and it is normal to miss "what we had", time does heal the hurt we feel and we move on to other things in our life.

Maybe reading more, a new hobby like knitting or ceramics, a new pet to keep you company, etc......something to fill a void. There is always volunteer work or woman's groups that you can get involved in too.

My heart goes out to you. What will be will be. It is hard when we do not have control of our own life or what direction is going in but everything for a reason.........we may not know why but somehow it works out.

I am sorry your hurting so bad. I really understand your feelings. Try to keep your chin up...Let your mind be a peace.:wink2:
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