Employment can be tricky whilst handling a chronic illness. It can often feel like you are on a battleground when you are at work.
So the question for this week’s Pain Warrior Talk is how do you cope with your symptoms and illness at work?
Comment below and share your experience and tips. This will be helpful for those who need advice or encouragement!
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7 thoughts on “How do you cope with your illness at work?”
Thank you for this post! My co-workers are aware of my illness. Some are very understanding and even helpful, whereas other are the exact opposite. The crazy thing is the men I work with are much better at this and the women get all catty, which is so annoying.
Wow that’s interesting to hear that the men are the more understanding ones. On the other hand I’m not too surprised, they don’t overthink and pick everything apart like women do. I’m sorry you’ve had to deal with cattiness from them though. It’s a shame that are being difficult. But they’re only revealing their inner core in the process. I am glad you are finding support in there though. That helps to make the daily struggle a little bit easier ?
I never would have thought men would be easier to deal with and they would not judge me. The women definitely show their true colors and it isn’t pretty!
It’s unfortunate that they are the ones who cause trouble. I am glad that you’re receiving understanding and support from somebody. Those few individuals help to make work a tiny bit easier don’t they? ??
I am thankfully able to work full-time with my CRPS. My whole team knows about my illness so they are very understanding if I need to leave early, work from home, or have appointments, etc. I feel very blessed and hope I can continue to work!
I’m so pleased to hear that you’re able to work and do so in an atmosphere that really supports you. It is such a blessing because warriors are already struggling with understanding what’s happeing to their bodies. The last thing they should have to worry about is their job creating more havoc for them!