Does your employer make accommodations for your disability? - pg.3 | allnurses

Does your employer make accommodations for your disability? - page 3

The working world is a strange place. You work in a zillion crappy jobs for most of your life, and then, if you're very, very lucky, you find the right job. You go along for a year or two, thinking... Read More

  1. Visit  TerpGal02 profile page
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    I rapid cycle too, we are trying to get it under control. It seems that there is a large hormonal influence on my mood. But I KNOW that and take self care measures to avoid totally losing it. I am also fairly stable now (god I LOVE Lamictal) and it will hopefully get better. My hypomanias are not fun. I become oneirritable, agitated ***** on wheels that cannot sleep due to constant ruminations on how much my life sucks and how much everyone ****** me off. I lie awake at night with that until the Elavil and klonopin kick in, althought again, MUCH better than before.
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  2. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
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    Well, who knew......."reasonable accommodations" can be a GOOD thing, no matter how or why one arrives at this point.

    I'm just about to complete the third week of my new schedule, and I have to say it rocks!! I don't mind the 10-hour days one bit; I get a lot more done when I'm not worried about having enough time to do it, and now I'm out of the office and seeing the residents more often. What a concept. And that extra day off........now I actually feel like DOING something, like going out to a movie or shopping instead of sprawling on the sofa every Saturday morning and arising only to attend church on Sunday and then spend the rest of the day preparing for the next week of work.

    But the proof was in the pudding today when I was discussing this with my head doc, who notices everything and is my number-one cheerleader (outside family, of course). He saw right away that my affect was much brighter and I looked far more relaxed than I had at my February appointment, and I told him about the schedule change. Naturally, he said the same thing everybody else has---that at the end of the day, HOW I got the help didn't matter, only that I got it and am doing better because of it.

    And so it goes.
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  3. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Well, who knew......."reasonable accommodations" can be a GOOD thing, no matter how or why one arrives at this point.

    And so it goes.
    I am so happy for you!!!!! My experience has been vastly different...but my disability physical! ((HUGS))
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  4. Visit  DSkelton711 profile page
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    I have broken body and broken brain! I had a great employer who tried to accomodate me, but my issues continued to persist. I am ordered to quit work by my health and my doctor. I am afraid for the future as my husband does not make enough. If you can keep job with accomodation that is great. I hope it works out well for you and you can continue working as long as YOU WANT to.
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