Posted 5/15/2014 3:18 AM (GMT -7)
Hi HopefulCC, I know it's hard to go into another profession or a new job but if your current one is putting you at risk it is something you must consider.
I was working as a florist four years ago in a building that was a greenhouse. I was constantly sick, covered in rashes and miserable. I didn't realize at the time that I was sun sensitive and it was my job that was potentially making me so sick. I hung in there for 3 years and then finally (by divine intervention it seems) I was called into the office and reprimanded by one of the higher ups for something I didn't do and even my manager was perplexed by. I was so upset, in tears and taken aback that I gave my notice right then and there.
Now that I am in an actual store and not a greenhouse some of my rashes and symptoms have decreased tremendously. Hindsight has shown me that I was in a constant cycle of flare ups due to the sun exposure. I would still be there killing myself slowly if it weren't for that weird happenstance that pushed me to quit. It isn't worth it. Your health is priority number one!
UCTD , livedo reticularis, Raynauds, cold urticaria, endometriosis, bursitis, arthritis, Sjorgens, anemia, leukocytosis, vasculitis, pleurisy, asthma and all that fun stuff!
Plaquenil, celebrex, advair, flovent, dovobet, vitamin A,B,C,D,E fghijklmnop ;)
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