employers sending me to ocupatinal health becouse I can only do my job using my crutches

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anyone else been sent to occupational health what should I expect?

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    Hi Sara,

    They will probably go through your current health issues and ask what can be done to support you being able to stay in work. They make reccomendations to your employer and your employer should follow these.

     

    I have been seeing my employers OH since Dec 14 and the doctor I see is amazing. He is understanding and supportive. I see him every six weeks or so and he is always great.

    I know everyones different but hopefully he/she will be great.

    Don't worry, it's just like seeing a different GP - but who actually takes an interest

     

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      thanks for your reply I'm just worried that my boss won't really put up with me like this as my role is a.lunch time organizer in a school and at the moment I carnt do my proper role as standing for 20mins or more really effects my legs and they keep stressing that I need to be doing my proper role just gets me all worried
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    Hi Sarapainfree

    I have been to my Occ Health and they have been so accomodating.  They will advise you and your employer to help with your day to day runnings of your job so that you are able to carry out your duties well.

    I have an office based job and I got support through Access to Work with equipment for me to use.  I received an ergonomic chair for my specifications, a document holder and voice activated keyboard to help me but as I work in an office of 9 others the voice activated didn't work well, but my employers are looking at other ways to help.

    Just be honest and tell them how you are currently feeling and any help would be greatful.

    Hope you get all the support you need.  Keep us posted on your findings and NO need to worry.

    Gentle hugs from ME to YOU.....wink xx

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      thankyou for your reply my husband has surgestions me coming out of work as I only do 7.5 a week and he does 30+ but the money side worry me also as not sure how we would be effected I don't claim pip or anything my husband gets working tax
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      It's personal to you if you want to work.  I find by going to work 6hrs a day is far better for me than being at home.  I get bored and would become a couch potato and don't want to have no motivation on a daily basis.  I have two boys who need me too.  So for me keeping myself occupied works for me.  Do what is best for you and your health too...?
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      I find when my children come home from school I don't have the energy for them and I have 4children where if I was at home I could paste my self and rest in between house work just finding daily things very exhausting don't know what todo for the best for my health and finacialy
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    I saw OH in November, he was so supportive and very understanding. He asked about my health and issues. Unfortunately, he doesn't think that I can continue to work because of my Fibro, and has advised that I try and take retirement due to illness. My job as a teacher doesn't really work well with Fibro fog and pain! 

    don't be worried, the OH Dr will be looking out to see how you can best be    supported.

    take care and don't worry! Gentle hugs xx

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    I understand how you feel sara. I took medical leave because with my spine problems I couldn't sit for 8+ hrs a day. They didn't offer any help or occupational therapy they just fired me and didn't even take the time to call me, I kept calling in and my supervisor wouldn't take my calls a month later they sent me a certified letter with my pink slip dated a month before they sent it out. Not working has cut me off from the outside world allot. Luckily i have friends in the neighborhood because of my 3 boys and get out when they have school or sports events. I'm also getting a service dog so that he can help with things my cane can't and hopefully between that and the stress reduction of a dog will get me out more before i permanently glue to my pj's and bed d
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      sorry to hear of your problems at least if u get a dog u will have reason Togo out more as will need walking etc I do that with mine even if it's only 30mins a day and if your ever lonely u have lots of people on here to talk too smile
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      Thank you Sara. I joined for that reason. It's always nice to speak with people who actually understand what this is like. I have 2 other dogs but they are not service dogs, they are hunting retrievers that my husband has trained. This one will be trained to help me! smile
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    update......great meeting with oH the man there was lovely and he actually listened tome and was understanding he gave me advice on benifits and getting aids for at home to help me via my gp etc
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    really is smile
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    So happy you are getting help and positive assistance! Love and gentle hugs!
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