I was off for six weeks until earlier this month and i nearly cracked up at home. I can go on dissability but the doctor is reluctant to sign the forms. I'm 32 and live in the irish countryside, family and friends are a drive away. There were days when i went without seeing anyone till my husband came home, and sometimes that wasn't till latre at night.
Dissability wouldn't work for ME just yet, but i'm not at the point of crying in the rest room. I've cried in the car, while swimming and on my bike alright....looking really sane i'm sure!
I can only work as i went back on a 4 day week of 6 hours each day. I can only maintain this by eating well, avoiding as much stress as possible, not babysitting much (my nephews) and just really taking care of myself.
I have a really understanding boss tho, i can take a break if there'e enough staff and i don't do any heavy lifting, shelf stacking or cleaning anymore. I work in a chemist and get a 25% discount on my meds and vits.
If you don't want to give up just yet could you reduce your hours or make some difference in the job. Being there 20 years, they might be very acommodating.
But as above, it's your body and you know you're limits, if it's that ahrd you can't stay working.
I hope it all works out for you.
BikeBoo, biking with my boo since 1999
Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most! But it has its advantages!
Fibro, spinal arthritis and all that goes with it.