I am 42 and work as a Secretary/Bookkeeper for a Tree Business. I am very lucky that I can make my own hours and I am the only one in the office. Even this is getting too much for me anymore. I find myself falling asleep in my chair, forgetting things that I have always done, & hurting too much to sit for very long.
Before this, I worked in a factory for 10 years. My body just couldn't take it anymore & I found myself barely making it through my 8 hrs. every day.
I applaud all of you out there with young children to take care of. I don't know how you do it. I find that just watching my grandchildren every once in a while tires me out. I will be cutting back my hours soon because of slow business in winter & I have to say that I look forward to it!
I don't know how long I will be able to keep on working. Even though I have an easy job it seems like that is even getting to be too much. I worry all the time about the income loss, but for now I just take it day by day.
Never regret something that made you smile!
You are so right, that pretty much sums up my girls. It's still hard to not be able to make it all better though. I give a lot of hugs and encouraging words and hope for the best and as you say, it's usually fine the next day.
Thanks for the advice, I may need more as they grow!!!
I just turned the magical 40 years old, and got my dx for Fibro a week later. Yay me! I am a senior telephone customer service rep for an insurance company. Before I started working for my current employer 10 years ago, I worked various jobs, and I do mean various. I was like a Shannon of all trades, lol! Not knowing what I really wanted to do with my life, I worked as a student bus driver in high school, worked for different temp agencies, was a security guard in two states, and even took CNA classes and became a CNA. I thought that might be the right thing to do since my mother had been a nurse for many years, and I loved helping folks. However, office politics in medical settings set me straight, so I quit. When I got hired at my present company, I thought I would get bored with this job, too. But, before I knew it, I was celebrating my 10 year anniversary. And until the day FM finally wins the battle, I plan to stay just where I'm at.
Oh! I worked at a bank as the Commercial Tellar... I was full time and I moved up fast into one of the more senior positions. I loved my job and was getting involved in different programs and commitees when my fibro symptoms started. It's been a huge disapointment that I've had to miss so much work :( I miss the feeling of accomplishment I'd get after a long day of work... now I'm just happy on days I have the energy to get out of the house.
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