Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hold on a Gol-darn minute...

When I see this, I think "MS Society, can you Walk for the Cure?"

I can turn my head part way left again! YAY! To the right, not so much yet.

How have others of you handled telling your employees about what's going on with you? I would love to give my supervisor a head's-up before summer hits, but at the same time, I might be able to sail through without a problem (I hope hope hope).

I'd love to hear what any of you have done with this dilemna! (the work thing, not the incontinence, LOL).

What a completely unrelated post! I'm a scatterbrain today...

3 comments:

Diane J Standiford said...

I told my suprv. and all my co-workers as soon as I knew. Reason: I needed a team to help me through. I had my first major attack the first week I started my dream job with the city of Seattle. It was RR, on/off problems from there, once dx, I told my neuro:Keep me able to work, and he did for 18 more years. After DX, my co-workers were so helpful and wonderful The ADA took effect the year I was DX, timing was perfect. People want to help, I gifted them with that opportunity. Some higher up mgmnt hid their MS, making excuses for symptoms, just made stress for them and gossip of co-workers. This is your chance to educate. I also go ovarian cancer 5yrs afteer MS DX, again I immediately included my co-workers, again they could not have been nicer. There are laws on our side now.

Merelyme said...

hello there...came from diane's blog. i guess i am with diane...i would tell. but then again i am a stay at home mom so...i don't have any experience with telling co-workers and supervisors.

Shauna said...

This is another Shauna. I told my employer right away as was going to be off work for a few days upon diagnosis. Since then, I've been screaming it from the mountain tops...ok, not really, but it's no secret.

Shauna

I'm adding you to my blogroll.