Hi I am newly diagnosed (may this year) and getting my head around everything.
I had to have time off work earlier this year for 5 weeks which is the longest I have ever been off work apart from maternity leave. I returned to work on a phased return which ended in July. I have had occupation health assessments and involved and an assessment from access to work. I don’t yet have a reasonable adjustments plan in place but have been trying to manage the demands of my job and work from home a day a week. I am really struggling, I have nothing left after work and often return home full of things still to do exhausted and feeling ill. I know I need to get to a better place where I am more actively managing my health and in control of what I can do at work. I am in a senior position and often in large meetings and have to present information to large groups (up to 100 people) I am starting to get wobbly my confidence is going since my diagnosis and I am doubting my abilities and capability to function. I also feel paranoid that the chief exec is monitoring my performance constantly. I don’t know what to do I can’t give up but I can’t carry on and am worried I am going to make myself to having another relapse like earlier this year. I have just been to a ‘newly diagnosied’ day which was great to start with but as the day went on everything dawned on me and I just couldn’t listen to anymore… I will struggle to talk about my weaknesses to my employer I work in a high pressure environment with high expectations and challenging workload. The last person they need leading the agenda is a flakey wobbly inconsistent person which some days is how I feel about myself. I don’t know if I should plan to get out while the going is good/ok, solider on or take a side step (which I would struggle with mentally) any advice?
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