On this coming Tuesday, I see my neurologist. Depending on how that goes, I should get the okay to return to work. Should, key word. But I’m anxious over that prospect.
She gave me the option when I saw her at the end of February if I wanted to go back. At the time, I clearly wasn’t ready. I didn’t have the stamina to even make it across town to Walmart alone.
Well, it’s been a month and a half. I’ve been working on building myself up. I take my daughter for walks around the block, we’ve done quick trips to the grocery store, etc. However, I know my department at work is not accommodating to people with limitations. Here’s the story on that. The employee was in a horrible car accident, was out of work for 9 months. His doc sent him a note to our employer asking for two weeks of four hour shifts, then two weeks of 6 hour shifts, then finally back to regular 8 hour shifts. The department said no, they wouldn’t accommodate that and let him go.
I’m frightened at the idea of working 40 hours a week. Plus, I know from talking with coworkers that they’re on mandatory overtime. So going back at 40+ hours a week is terrifying. I want to go back but I’m afraid they will let me go if I ask for temporary limitations.
I can’t afford to lose my job because I will lose insurance for my family. It’s a great policy. I’ve looked around at others and nothing covers as much for that price.
Any advice my friends?