Hi everyone~ I currently work as a Receptionist in a small Doctor's (Specialist) office (7 months now). There is a total of five of us including the doctor and it's a very close group. Doctor's wife is very involved and very active in the office via phone and comes in often. We see up to 30 patients a day at least 4 days a week. It's high paced and high stress because of the expectations.
My problem is that my fibro fog is a big problem. I have been able to improve my mistakes by repatition, but my choice of words, spelling, speaking funny and not making sence is becoming obvious to co-workers. I don't remember doodle and I can go on and on, but you know what I'm saying. I'm hearing from co-workers more and more... what did you say? I didn't understand what you were saying!!!
I'm considering coming out with my fibro. I'm thinking that I have proven I'm reliable and able to perform under pressure, but I kind of want them to know why I'm at a loss for words or when I'm nervous I may ask the same questions over again. I can perform while on my pain killers and medication, but it isn't easy to do every day and they just increased my hours from 4 to 6 hours each day. By the end of the shift I'm shot. I make mistakes and major speech issues. I run as soon as possible.
Do you think it will cause a problem for me or benefit me? Part of me wants them to know that it's not me it's fibro and I would hope that they would make light of my mind fog, not use it against me.
What do you think?
Thanks for your help,
Fibromyalgia (DX'd Dec 07) ~ Generlized Anxiety ~ Migraines ~ IBS ~ Asthma ~ Allergies
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