A couple of days after I went off FMLA, I got a new job description. Something impossible to achieve. I feel I’m being squeezed out. This after 7 years with lots of nights and weekends. I feel like crap all of the time and I’m a year away from Medicare. I feel like I have nothing to look forward to. I get a (worse) stomach ache even thinking about work. Lawyers cost money. Maybe I ask doc for 1 day on intermittent FMLA. I could use that until I retire and I believe it gives me some protection. I want to go to sleep and not wake up.
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That's a lot to deal with at once! My intestinal troubles also get worse when I'm stressed out. It sounds like you have a viable plan, though, with the 1 day FMLA. If that would give you comfort and maybe more healing time, I'd say go for that! It sucks that people get discriminated against for being ill. It's unethical.
Sounds like you might benefit from talking to someone. Do you have anyone to talk to? You do have a lot going on..
Thank you. I just moved from my rectal surgeon to a new gastro. I’m also going to see if our healthcare includes talk therapy. It sucks that I’ve worked all my life and I’m hoping I can keep my job until March 2023 when I’ll be 65. So much for a social contract with employers.
I agree with talk therapy... It has helped me immensely. I stress about my job sometimes, too. And you're right... It's not worth it. Remember that you and your health are far more valuable than a job. 😊
Praying that you will find the right balance that will keep you healthy - both mentally and physically.