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Why do I always have to react rather then respond

Jan 15, 2009 - 0 comments
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I know that I should always wait to respond to situations that can be overwhelming.  I had that form from my employer about limitations regarding work ability.  The form did not indicate my limitations related to this particular on the job injury.  So...Out of frustration, wanting to really test the people's patience, and making sure they appreciated all the things I have done the last 5 years that I should not have done due to physical limitations.I proceeded to write out 3 pages of limitations.  I listed the reason for specific limitations, the % of disability I rec'd , and if injury was the result of OTJ injury.  Keep in mind that I spent alot of time working with severely disable patients that had no coping skills but pounding on staff.  I then decided to focus on my current injury, the impact the injury had and the future uncertainty.  I stated that my cognitive difficulties usually increase with stress, being overtired or sick.  I explained my neuropathy was not consistent but any position I acquired would have sufficient knowledge and empathy to understand if I had to call in.  I also rxplained that the side affects are not stable and can be unpredictable.  Part time work would be ideal with some flexiability in hours due to appts or other unpredictable physical or mental flare ups.  Well.. I was very thurough and very honest and specific.  But now that I have faxed all that paper work I hope they will see the information as an honest effort to be clear and concise, not as unproffessional ect.  Well I guess I will know soon enough.  I actually cooked dinner tonight and served it at the dining room table.  We have gotten in the habit of dishing plates up and sitting in LR to eat.  John was really pleased to be sitting at table.  My little one squeaky, has been quiet today.  She looks like she has grown another 2 inces in length.  She still sleep in dads underwear draw most nights.  She has sleptoccassionally in my front bedroom with my stuff animals and dolls.  She continues to be independent and does not like to be picked up.  She will come lay down by you as close as she can wanting to be petted.  I just love her personality.  Well I get to go pay bills.  John checks everything due to my mental fogginess at times.  I hope everyone is doing well.

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