Posted 25 April 2013 - 04:07 PM
After I told my employer I had PD, they moved me to an easier job, but it included carrying things and a good amount of walking. As time went by and my freezing and balance became worse, I could feel the fatigue build as I became more stressed and thus walking became more difficult. (while this is going on I am trying different drug mixes) Then one day the general manager spoke with me and said he wanted to offer me another job the would require no walking and a slower pace. The down side was it was less money (almost 50% less) but I could retain benefits. I took it as I think the other option was no job as I was not performing as I should. Well, I worked one week and it was tough, partly due to a new job and trying to find the right drug mixture (another thread). I took three weeks FMLA leave to get the drugs figured out. I've back for one week and I feel so much better. I believe due to the drugs and a job where I don't have to walk. Because when I do walk, its better, but freezing still happens and when it does I can feel the stress build and then the fatigue set in then its harder to walk - a crazy cycle.
"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world." - Jesus (John 16:33)