Seven years ago I was diagnosed with Raynaud's ... one year later I had a pericardial effusion (fluid removed from around my heart), my Rhumotologist determined I had progressed to Lupus. I do not know anyone else who has this disease, which is why I feel alone & uneducated. I've done my best to read books to educate myself, but I'm sure everyone would agree that's not the same as talking with someone.
Thus far, I have been able to 'hide' my disease well - despite flare-ups. Most recently, however, the disease has affected my job. My employer has been anything but cooperative as far as making 'reasonable accommodations.' Therefore, I've gone into a more severe flare-up & have been taken off work for 3 months. My dilemma is that my employer has assured me I will not have a job to come back to. I have a hard time trying not to think about the consequences (i.e., medical insurance, prescriptions, income, etc.). I am an accountant which can be a demanding job during month end. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I'm unsure as to whether I should take on a part-time accounting position or make a career change to something less stressful.
Has anyone dealt with a wrongful termination and/or discrimination case? I'm thinking I might qualify for that.
Thanks in advance,
In His Grip
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Hi Jenny, Welcome to the group! I'm sorry you have had to find your way here but I have to tell you it sounds like you are in the right place. I recently found out I don't have lupus but some other weird A?I disease. They let me stick around anyway lol. I was wondering if you have considered appling for disability? It can take a long time but you might need to think about it. Many people here have had to resort to that. Including myself. The stress of the job and the fatique can sometimes make it impossible to work. Or you say you are an accountant. Is it possible to work at home and be your own boss? I don't know I'm just trying to throw some things out there. As Rosie said there is a thread here about family leave perhaps that is somthing you could use. Perhaps your doctor could assist you in where to go from here. My doctor told me 3 years ago that he would help me get disability. I refused it. I just started getting it a few months ago. I really wish I had listened to him back than.
anyway I just wanted to welcome you and I hope to get to know you better
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