View Full Version : Job Concerns
10-20-2007, 07:42 AM
I feel like my job is making my symptoms worse! I am a supervisor and feel constantly stressed out. I also feel like sitting all day makes it worse. I have found that using the relaxation CDs/DVDs and doing some light yoga and streching helps somewhat. Any other suggestions?
10-20-2007, 07:52 AM
Is it possible for you to get up and stand for a few minutes at a time to get off the sitting position. I find that doing one of any activity for too long increases my pain like crazy. I've been trying to move around a little bit because sitting is also my enemy.
I hope something may come along to help ease your pain and symptoms.
10-20-2007, 08:23 AM
Sitting is really hard on a lot of us. Have you considered the IC cushion? You can order it from the ICN shop. It's specially designed to keep pressure off the area of difficulty.
10-20-2007, 01:41 PM
You'll want to be sure you have a chair that's supporting your back in the right places --- and I agree that an IC pillow is a good idea. And try doing some stretching --- you can even do that sitting at a desk.
10-20-2007, 09:13 PM
Here are some suggestions that help me get through a day...not that I am always a model of following my own rules but hey when I do, they actually do work. I am a supervisor too, the director of nursing for a branch of a nationally known home health care company.
~Definitely a cushion, and mine has an angle on the front to off load the front of my perineal area
~Finding a way at lunch to put my feet up, literally
~My nurses and my boss understand just enough to be sympathetic especially when I'm flaring but don't get too personal
~I take ER pain meds that are Q8H
~Great friends to call and vent to after work
~ sense of humor
10-21-2007, 03:18 AM
I tried the IC Cushion and it did not work for me. In fact, it made my symptoms worse as it tended to pull my clothes tighter in the crotch area. I appreciate all of the suggestions. I do try to do most of these things. I think it is the stress that causes me more tension than anything. Not so sure this job is worth all of the stress it causes me. Not sure what else I want to do though....:confused:
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.