After receiving the results of my second MRI brain scan in 18 months, I've come to the conclusion that my hectic job with a heavy workload is contributing to my disease in a very negative way.
I've been experiencing recurring severe headaches and extreme fatigue for some time and the scan confirms that the lesions have now increased in numbers and spread to the frontal and parietal lobes which slightly affects my ability to communicate clearly, remember things and continue concentration. Not helpful symptoms for someone who works with numbers!
Today, my boss has suggested that I take a break and get my health in order. The scary thing is that I don't know how long it will take to have a health plan that works and doctors I would have faith in their treatment. My work will support me as much as they can and its not a work comp case so I will be taking sick leave until further notice.
I'm keen to focus more on a health plan and not sure how to be proactive aside from recording my old and new symptoms which I provide to all of the doctors.
Could anyone share their experiences on how long it took to be able to function the best we can with BD to work full time again or what compromises you have to make?
Thanks in advance