Bursitis, Tendonitis and Work? How do you do it?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kellygirl, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. kellygirl

    kellygirl Member

    I was given another two weeks off to go to PT for bursitis in my shoulder and then return to work?

    This is what it is from, my job.

    I finally returned to work after knee surgery and PT, 5 months, and now have developed bursitis in the left shoulder. I was dx with tendonitis in the right elbow.

    I think my body is trying to tell me something, maybe screaming at me.

    At 55, I think it is time to get out of the direct-care field. One client told me she thinks the people coming in to help her are worse off than she is!LOL (it's true, but we need $$$$)

    Anyway, anyone work with all the pain and how do you do it?
  2. kellygirl

    kellygirl Member

    I decided not to even try to continue with this job anymore.

    I am going to start up selling wholesale at a new "farmers market" opening up.

    It is something I love to do and I am going for it. I only have 3 weeks to plan.

    I can't afford a huge inventory so have to be creative.

    My creditors will just have to have patience with me til I figure this all out.
  3. PatDLT

    PatDLT New Member

    I have been fighting bursitis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel and painful fingers. (among other things) I couldn't do it anymore. After three years of trying to stay at work, I finally gave up on 3/08. My doctors keep telling me that it comes with the FM and that other than injections or surgery, there is nothing they or I can do, but keep the pain level down. I was on STD disability for 6 months. After the 6 months I applied for LTD with my work. well, guess what....DENIED. I am working on getting my SSDI and have a lawyer (well the lawyer will contact me if he thinks I have a case) for the LTD. AS of 9/08, I stopped getting paid. They don't tell you how you can survive like this until you get your money. I just turned 52 and am tired of fighting everyone.

    I recommend everyone watch Micheal Moore's movie "Sicko" It is eye opening....on healthcare.

    Hope it works out for you.

    Best wishes
  4. kellygirl

    kellygirl Member

    I wish you well. Keep me posted.
  5. kjfms

    kjfms Member

    I really haven't any answers for you except to say that we are all different and what we each can or cannot tolerate is different as well...if that makes sense.

    I hope you will be feeling better soon. I do understand how hard it is working with FMS.

    I also get bursitis in my hips and shoulders although I am very fortunate in that my bursitis doesn't flare up very often.

    Best of luck to you,

    Karen :)
  6. msnova74

    msnova74 New Member


    There are definitely days that I wish that I could quit, but to be honest I am terrified.

    I do what i can with medications that dull the pain without too many side effects. Like Neurontin, daypro, ultram etc

    I know this is not helpful, but it is honest.