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   Posted 1/7/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
hello all!
i decided to take a break from college this semester and i have been on a job hunt for months now! nothing was working out and i lost my health insurance which halted my process of getting officially diagnosed and treated for fibro! i've been a discouraged and broke mess for the past month but i just found out i got a job at a bank as a teller! i will be getting full benefits so that stress has just fallen away! more than that, i will be making good money and really be able to take over a lot of the financial burden from my parents! :-)
i don't start for a week or so, so i will be spending the next week trying to establish a routine... i don't wanna shock my system too much.
however, i've really noticed a big improvement when i am on a set schedule! a friend with fibro has always said that was a huge factor in how she felt... going to bed at the same time, waking up at the same time, no caffeine in the evening... things like that!
i am so excited... and sooo nervous!
as soon as i get my first check, i am making an appt with a new doctor.... do i have to go to a regular dr first? or can i make an appt with a rheumatologist? what should my next step be?


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   Posted 1/7/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
That is great your lucky to have found such a great job. I think it wise to get use to the routine before you start. Remember to take breaks and sit when your at work every chance you get.
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   Posted 1/7/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats LilMiss!
Marlee's right. Definitely make sure you pace yourself. Most companies will have an HR person that'll go through your benefits package with you. You usually have the choice to set up your plan as an HMO or PPO. With HMO's you'll pick your main doc and then everything will go through him or her. With a PPO you can go directly to any specialist. That's the very basics of health insurance. They genrealy will also have a 30 to 90 day waiting period before you're able to use it. If they don't, then you have an amazing benefits package, so don't be dismayed if you have to wait a little longer to get your doctor visits. 
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   Posted 1/7/2009 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks so much Nanda!
i am new to this since before i was on my parents health insurance! i am not too worried about waiting... the area where i live seems to have long waits anyways with specialists!

Marlee you are so right... they have chairs where i can sit most of the day but still get up and move around when i need to!
they have training for like 2 weeks, so i'm thinking it will be helpful in making my transition into the 40hr a week working world!

i am sooo glad to have everyone's support here!

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   Posted 1/7/2009 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   

So happy for you! This is exactly what you needed! Getting into a routine is the right thing to do. My sister has Fibro also & she does not work right now, but when she worked and had a routine going every day she felt better.

It sounds like a great job & you probably will get some good benefits. Hopefully you won't have to wait very long to get them. I think most places wait 30 days.

Is there a dress code? I used to work for a Company as a receptionist & they wanted you to really dress nice. I felt important there & classy. I also got to buy some really neat outfits! I always took my heels of & hid them under the desk. These days I cannot even wear shoes because my heels hurt so bad. I where slippers more than I do shoes. lol

Well, good luck and keep us posted. It's always great when someone has good news!

Hugs!!   Margie

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