I got a job now I'm scared, lol

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Chermione, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Chermione

    Chermione New Member

    I'm really so excited, I got an awesome job with awesome benefits. Our family will really benefit from me working but even more so b/c of where it is and all the great things that come with it. BUT.... lol, you know what I'm going to say right? What about my pain? I'm scared. I know it will be hard on me at first. I'm not used to being awake all day, let alone working too. I am hoping though that the routine will eventually help me and I'll get passed the initial shock of it. I'll be able to take better care of myself though with insurance and having money for massage and other forms of physical therapy. So I'm hopeful and excited but scared about the beginning. Wish me luck!!!!!

    Cheryl
  2. kjfms

    kjfms Member

    ...Congratulations! I bet you will do great. It will take a little while to get adjusted. What will you be doing?

    I wish you the best of luck and remember to take care of yourself.

    Thanks,

    Karen
  3. IntuneJune

    IntuneJune New Member

    Is this part-time, full-time, what will you be doing?

    When the FMS hit me, I had already been working, actually not doing too back until ten years ago when I hit bottom and barely hung onto the job. I would drive to work, sit in the parking lot and cry wondering how I was going to walk in.

    Now, after giving 24/7 care to my mil, I had to take care of myself.

    Started myofascial release and got into the pool on days I was not in PT. Slowly, the horrific encasement of pain broke.

    Now, Every week I receive some form of physical therapy to keep me "tuned" to stay away from the painful dungeon. And it was "dark" in that hole.

    Also I go to the pool and work out after work every day I work, M,T, and T. This was so beneficial to my gaining back some of myself that after doing water for five years, decided to become a certified aquatics instructor.

    Working for me (I believe) puts me in a pro-active frame of mind. The health insurance plan I receive allows me to choose to go to a specialist (I do not need a referral from my PCP) The plan is a little more than the managed care plan but I feel it is worth it for that little bit of control.

    It is important to work on keeping yourself moving in a healthy way, be aware your job maybe counter that objective.

    It's "not fair" I have to "take up my time" going to PT, adding another 1 1/2 hours on my work day to go to the pool to work out, but life is not fair. Period.

    I accept this is what I have do, shed the "poor me", look forward to the stories the physical therapist tells me during my session, made friends at the pool.

    Boy have I rambled. (OK its going to be one of those days)
    Was just trying to be supportive of what you posted, you are looking ahead, verbalizing what you will be able to do for yourself, and that is wonderful. I really want to reinforce your views and stick to them on a VERY, regular basis.

    Good luck, and again, what will you be doing?

    Fondly, June
  4. Chermione

    Chermione New Member

    Thanks! I am going to look into myofacial release now that I have insurance. I will be working at a credit union as a switchboard operator along with clerical work. The benefits are awesome, they give so much a year towards any schooling you want to do, they also help pay for your children's schooling up to a bachelors. They have 401K of course but they also have a pension plan. They get off all federal holidays and they give 8 sick days and 7 personal days a year. I get a week vacation after 6 months and 2 weeks after 1 year. They get an employee bonus every spring (instead of Christmas time which is fine). There's just so much that they do for the employee and I think that is so rare and so great.

    Cheryl
  5. IntuneJune

    IntuneJune New Member

    WOW, how wonderful.

    At the swtichboard, you will be sitting for long periods of time?

    I work at a hospital, medical transcriptionist, sit all day long, this is why work there is so hard on me.

    But is sounds you might have breaks with other clerical work, that would be good.

    We wish you ALL THE LUCK Cheryl......I am so excited for you.

    Fondly, June