I have been off work because of severe illness

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haddinsoul

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Hi, I have spent nearly two months in hospital because of severe septic shock multiorgan failure needing artificial ventilation and dialysis and next major surgery. I have a return-to-work discussion approaching with my employers. I normally work for 11-hour shifts but am unable to do so because of muscular atrophy, lethargy and breathlessness suffered because of the damage cause to my lungs. Do you think I am able to seek a return to work on flexible hours and lessened hours or do you think I can seek a phased return to work. Bearing in mind that I have been off work since august 2007 and hope to return in June 2008 on lessened hours. I'd recognize your views! Thank you!
 

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Hello haddinsoul, sorry you've had such a rough time lately. IF you are in the US, there is an advocacy group who might be able to answer your questions in detail. I think they are world-wide, actually. The group you need to search for is your local chapter for Independant Living. www.ilusa.com/links/ilcenters.htm

They offer free (or low-cost) advice for people in your exact situation! Good luck and keep us informed. Cindy
 

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Hi, I have spent nearly two months in hospital because of severe septic shock multiorgan failure needing artificial ventilation and dialysis and next major surgery. I have a return-to-work discussion approaching with my employers. I normally work for 11-hour shifts but am unable to do so because of muscular atrophy, lethargy and breathlessness suffered because of the damage cause to my lungs. Do you think I am able to seek a return to work on flexible hours and lessened hours or do you think I can seek a phased return to work. Bearing in mind that I have been off work since august 2007 and hope to return in June 2008 on lessened hours. I'd recognize your views! Thank you!

Thanks in advance.
 

haddinsoul

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Hello haddinsoul, sorry you've had such a rough time lately. IF you are in the US, there is an advocacy group who might be able to answer your questions in detail. I think they are world-wide, actually. The group you need to search for is your local chapter for Independant Living. www.ilusa.com/links/ilcenters.htm

They offer free (or low-cost) advice for people in your exact situation! Good luck and keep us informed. Cindy

Thanks for your replay.
 

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So was the link helpful? I am hoping you can resolve this soon...Cindy
 

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Are evening or morning jogs better ?
 
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