Returning to Work

After being out of work for the last month I returned to work this last Friday.

I work as a live in residential manager at a home for disabled adults 2 1/2 days a week. I start work on Fridays at 1:00 pm and stay on shift until Sundays at 6:00 pm with sleeping time from 11:00 pm till 5:00 am. ( Very long day on Saturdays ) I thought I was ready to go back, was feeling pretty good at home but my Friday evening I was exhausted and could barley stay awake. Since then I have had terrible "brain fog" Now I feel terrible that maybe Im not ready to return to work. Part of my job requires me to pass meds to the individuals I care for and I really need to be able to focus on the correct meds for these folks.

Feel like Im starting to ramble on. I just don't want to not be able to work. Just feel like crying today........ :-(

Flutter, you are not alone, sweetie .... we are all there now or have been there. Rest until you are ready to make that kind of decision. I tend to make decisions based on what kind of day I am having (own a business with my son and it is driving him NUTS with the back and forth). I know where you are ... Sending peace and blessings your way. Dee

I’m having the same type of issue. I want to go back to work but my body keeps letting me know that’s not possible at this time. It can be frustrating and depressing to leave a life you once knew. My friend tells me to think of this as an opportunity to do the things I really enjoy and take the time to discover myself, reinvent myself. I’m now trying to think about it in a more positive light. Know that you’re not alone. Blessings to you.

I hear you I'm feeling some kind of way today myself......HUGS & BLESSINGS!

I understand this feeling very well. I keep apologising to my doctor for thinking I’m ready to go back and then flaring and not being able to. This time he explained that he is only expecting small improvements each year. And as long as I keep doing a little bit more then hopefully I will get there. Wishing you the best of luck!