Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What do you do......

What do you do when you're doctor, whom you trust and consider a friend, tells you that you need a new job?  No, not just a new job.....a whole new career.  And you are already dealing with anxiety/depression issues.

Without going into a lot of detail, I have a very active job.  I am on the floor, wrestling things, lifting, climbing, pushing, pulling, and running.  No, I'm not a stripper or porn star.....but, I really don't want to go into detail about my career. 

I have a syndrome that makes my joints 'off'.  Most of them are either too loose or too tight.  I have had multiple xrays and sonograms, and am told I don't have arthritis (hooray) but the really is no way to 'fix' my issues (booooooo).

Now, when you have an active job and two kids pre-k and under to chase after when you get home, this means that your body hurts like hell by bedtime.

On my follow up appointment to adjust my meds (we doubled my zoloft from 50 to 100), my doctor laid it all on the line.  Get a new career or be on disability within 5 years.  I'm not even 30 yet.  I have a love/hate relationship with my job.  I love a few of my coworkers and hate most of them.  There are times when my job makes me feel warm and fuzzy and other times that I'm sick to my stomach. 

Get your mind outta the gutter! I am not a stripper!  I swear!  Remember.....I have a concave chest after breastfeeding Lucy and Ethyl!  No one wants to see that.  No one.

Anyway, today my doctor told me to find a new line of work.  Hubs and I have been talking about this, so it's not a shocker.  In fact, I've already set a few wheels into motion.  I just want to know, what would you do?  How would you react if you were told to quit your job for health reasons? 

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