I writing for some feedback on a subject that I think most of you have dealt with or are still dealing with, and that is, coming to terms with being made jobless due to FND.
My wife lost her Hospital job over 3 years ago and is still finding it hard because she's always been in work and being so young at 34, the age when they had to let her go on medical grounds, it still hits her hard.
How do you manage the feelings and frustrations when you know you have the energy to work but your body is reacting against it?
She's trying the Volunteering role soon within the Cancer helping office MacMillan, in which she knows all the staff and will be doing little light jobs to help them.
I'm coming with her but will be waiting outside in the Cafeteria on standby because I know how to help calm her should anything happen to her whilst there.
They've got to do a risk assessment on her obviously and I'm in the process of completing her Occupational Health report.
I know how much she wants to work again because I can see her restlessness and I would be very appreciative if there's anybody out there that has gone through all the emotions of FND in trying to get back to work.
Have you managed to stay in work?
Has this helped or aggravated your FND?
Has the focus of work made you not think of your symptoms and has your FND resided?
I'm always encouraging her to be focused and have told her that one day this FND will go and not return but at the same time, I will feel guilty if I know this Voluntarily role will make her FND flare up worse.
All replies greatly appreciated as always.
My deepest thanks and GODS speed to you all out there with all our love.
Tony & Kim xx 😊 😊