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04-19-2017 05:09 PM
@d952514p You've really had a lot of PHYSICAL health issues to deal with, some quite difficult, whether having to suffer them in the workplace or not. My hat is off to you for having the fortitude to persevere through your difficulties.
You probably have some good insights as to how to handle certain situations and I'd encourage you to share them with others here.
The previous posters did talk about psychological and emotional issues. These are also "health issues" and do create problems for the sufferer and those he works with. Having one's medical issues diminished because there are no obvious physical symptoms does not help anyone. Persons suffering from health problems, whether they be mental, psychological or physical, are all deserving of care, attention and respect.
04-19-2017 03:11 PM
From the many posts, apparently many people's Health Issue has to do with Anxiety, dealing with distractions, etc. I don't see anyone with actual Health Issues.
Personally, I developed Ulcerative Colitis at age 19. This manifests itself in cramping, pain, and REALLY bad diarrhea. You can get away with a lot in the workplace, but diarrhea is still one of those taboo topics, so finding a workplace empathetic to your condition is rare. After diagnosis, I went on to serve 24 years in the Army, numerous overseas rotations and Desert Shield. You learn to adapt and overcome.
I have Type II Diabetes. I had back surgery. I have major hearing loss. I'm bald and have scalp eczema. And I wasn't all that good looking in the first place. These are Health Issues in the workplace. I want to hear how people cope, or are not coping, with real health issues in the workplace.
04-09-2017 02:08 PM
Thank you for your support by giving me different avenues; in managin my anxieties. It's much appreciated.
Looking forward to volunteering in the near future.
Hazel J. Washington
04-09-2017 11:42 AM
@jusanangel Glad to hear that you have learned techniques to manage and come to terms with what is clearly a stressful situation!
Have you ever considered taking a "yoga" class? That is an excellent way to develop "focus" and find your center. It may provide you with some peace and a glimpse of a healthier future where you gain control over your stress and anxieties.
04-08-2017 10:53 PM
Thank you for asking.
I've always had to deal with stress. Managing a family with and without a husband. Loss, of a love one. As, time go by; dealing with stress in your work area can become overwhelming. I am a Certified Peer Specialist and yes, I have a therapist and attend group sessions.
I tried transfering to another work area, but was told, "too valuable to the department." So, I take vacation, live life and enjoy soft music that I listen to while at work.
I wish, that everyone could get along in a tight work area, but I will manage my anxiety and take vacation when time premits.
04-05-2017 09:09 PM
Thank you for having the courage to come back to explain your problem, @jusanangel.
Having a situation where you go to your job and the conditions there create an increase in the anxiety you are already feeling must be very difficult to manage.
You say there is noise and distraction. Have you worked there for long?
How did you come to recognize that meditation and breathing techniques helped you cope? Did you read self-help books or seek out a counselor? Is there a possibility that you could cross-train to another position in a less stressful area?
It sounds as if you are making the best of a less than perfect situation for now. How would you change it if you could?
04-05-2017 08:29 PM
I work in an atmosphere where my anxiety makes me feel uptight. I have noticed that I hold my breathe alot because I try not to allow the noise and distration creates an unpleasant atmosphere for me. So, I use the 10 minutes breathing technique. Meditation works sometime. But, that's how, I learn how to deal with my work environment.
04-05-2017 09:43 AM - edited 04-05-2017 09:46 AM
I wrote what I thought was responsible reply then thought "check again" and as you have only 3 posts to your account cannot respond as I would have.
You will have received email with my original response so if you are legit, let me know; but also know I am aware now of possible fishing or other scam, so that will be waste of your time.
@WebWiseWoman Isn't it a shame that on any given website there will be scammers, trolls, flamebaiters and even "catfishing" perpetrators?
I absolutely understand your response.! Established & responsible posters generally want to be able to help out a fellow poster who expresses a need for assistance. Sometimes, though, when you've been at this for a while, you gain a bit of insight into posting patterns that are "inauthentic."
Serious posters who may feel "uneasy" about the sincerity of a poster can always report the post as "inappropriate" and let CH mods "sort it out." There's no real feedback for that sort of thing! <sigh>
Challenging an "iffy" post can be sooo spirit-cleansing when you're frustrated and a troll has "plucked your last nerve!"
04-05-2017 09:02 AM
So, do I. Managing with breathing techniques. Need someone who can relate in a positive way.
@jusanangel When you say you are managing with "breathing techniques," exactly what condition is it that you are "managing?"
There's just too little information available to give a specific response. Are you experiencing respiratory difficulties or shortness of breath due to complications from another issue...say a cardiac problem? Sometimes breathing techniques are used to manage "anxiety attacks," hyperventilation or even anger management issues. Headaches? Sudden severe pain?
I'm sure there are a number of posters out there who will respond in a positive way if you provide a little more detail into the medical issues you are trying to manage in the workplace.
04-05-2017 08:37 AM - edited 04-05-2017 08:41 AM
What are some ways of coping with different ailments while working a job?
@boddy1 If you are seriously in need of coping strategies for the workplace, please edit your post to list specific issues you need help with or submit a new post altogether.
Your post is pretty unspecific for someone who would like to receive hints for coping with illness while having to work. This may be a serious issue for a lot of people out there who have chronic illnesses but who must earn a living and/or support their families.
Limited information will result in limited responses...there are ways to list the problems while maintaining anonymity...if that is why your post is so slim on details.
Obviously, you are not talking about a contagious disease/illness...that would mean an enforced absence from the workplace...so, if you truly desire help from others with similar experiences or who have dealt with it as a supervisor or human resources specialist, then help us to help you by providing the missing details.
Note to others who have the same or similar issues: Most posters respond with helpful insights whenever they can determine that there is a sincere request for assistance. Your chances of a speedy response are so much greater if you include pertinent details when describing your issue.
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