I was so moved when so many people responded when I was struggling with my cosotocondritus and fibromyalgia, especially at work with my job being ridiculously physical and my manager ignoring the company doctors advice to support me! Like to point out there still ignoring the company doctor!
Anyways today not only have I had a letter finally referring and getting me an appointment to a awesome hospital which has helped people that I know with fibro and costo but is really hard to get any doctor to refer you! And I also had a awesome interview for a private school yesterday to have an apprenticeship to become a teaching assistant!
I was terrified to tell them about my illnesses at first as I've had so many people not interview me because of it, they can lie all they want and say it wasn't but after putting in for several jobs in both my maiden name and married name. One stating my illnesses the other not, it's funny the ones with out the illnesses got me a interview!!!!
Ok going off point anyway when I told them in the interview they were happy I told them and said that during my day long interview they had no idea I was suffering, like I told them, I work until I fall, it's who I am and I refuse to let it hold me back.
Then today I got a phone call and guess what I got the job!!!!!!!!!!! From the 1st September I'll be a training teaching assistant!!! Not only that I will get all school holidays off which I can now spend with my little boy, especially christmas, seen as I had to work every day over christmas last year and had the fight of my life to just get Christmas Day off work.
One of the things I found that help is refusing to be ill lol, I know that's easier said than done, but I woke up three weeks ago and decided sod it I don't want my costo and fibro anymore so I don't have it! And changing my perspective has helped a bit. Strange as it might sound. I'm no longer focusing on my bad days but my good days instead.
Anyway sorry for the ramble but I wanted to spread some smiles as right now I'm the happiest I've been in a long time. Even though I hurt like hell! Just fingers crossed Everything will be ok and I'll leave my physical job to a job where I get help support children! As soon as I get my yearly bonus on the 1st of August I'll be able to tell them to stuff there job lol.