I am 31 and have fibro. I also have an neuro problem that affects my limbs and leaves me in pain,yet i have held down a full time job as a local authority social worker.
I rarely have time off work with it and do above an beyond my hours without any extra pay.in december i was signed off for a month and went back to work yesterday.my manager sat with me and went thru the case list others had covered and we discussed how i was going to use the two week phased return my GP had recommended. All this was fine with me umtil she started to talk about the need to have a stage one sickness meeting and set targets i have to work towards.she mentioned bringing a union rep to the meeting. I dont know how to explain to her what fibromyalgia IS and how it affects me and my life without sounding like im whinging about it.i dont want to loose my job and dont want to be sent to another team either.ive only just bought a house and im stressing abit...HELP ME PLEASE