Crah.. I KNOW what u r going thru. I too am on disability and although am not in full remission.. feel like I really want to work. BUT.... I am so afraid of losing my disabililty. I waited so long for it. Can you work for cash??? My attorney told me unless I make LESS THAN $500/month.. not to try.. will just mess it all up.
Funny thing is I am doing some work and getting paid cash... get this.. I have been feeling Ok for over a year. I go "to work" and flare! Be sure that you can handle it... I don't know about you but it was a long haul for me to get disability... don't want to go thru that again.
BTW.. what is 528 at the end of cash??? prof
Hey there..............I have a question and then a suggestion..........I know I am just full of ideas........lol.
First of all are you going back to work for the income or for your self-esteem and wanting to contribute to society. If it is not about the money then you may want to look into a volunteer position. There are plenty of opportunities out there. The Crohn's Foundation (CCFA.org) or many other organizations from community to state wide are always looking for help.
If you need the funds, then look at a part time position with a lot of flexiblity built in and as already mentioned obtain in writing any conditional hiring agreements. I would not rush into this and when your looking at a position and it just doesn't feel right, move on. Stay out of management, I know that one is stressful.
I am in a position similiar to yours and I too am having a hard time looking at anything besides what I have loved all of my career but I will get past that. I just need time and you will find a good fit for you, I feel this will happen.
I would love to do "Drs. Accross Borders" and brought it up to my hubby, who said, are you nuts? I said yup, I have my own Pdoc :) Realistically, with anxiety and depression, I would probably be setting myself up for failure.
I wish you the best and keep on posting.
I wish you luck!
The reason I have not told my new boss of my CD is because of how my lass boss acted when I told him. I got the feeling he was building a case to fire me or something. He also treated others better than me. (we had 2 pregnant women in the dept and one got to work from home weeks at a time while she was sick while I got to take vacation or no pay when I was sick). So I understand why you can be nervous, I myself am very nervous and I started a new job already.
I wish you luck finding a new job. Many retailers offer benefits to their workers. I work in recruiting for a retail company and we offer benefits to full time employees. Some even offer to PT employees as Suzanne stated.
Also, volunteering is a great idea. It might be a good idea to volunteer first. you can put that on your resume, I have seen it done many times and it is definitely a positive to prospective employers.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...