I have been employed at the same place for 7 years. I was diagnosed with MS in October 2018 but have been having problems for 2 years. Now my employer has cut my hours because I have to call out of work sometimes. It hurts to know that is how much loyalty means now days.
I'm sure that is really frustrating-does your employer know about your diagnosis? Are you eligible for FMLA leave? I'd have a lot of questions before we'd be able to make recommendations about how to address this, give us a call- we have Navigators here with a lot of employment knowledge and helpful resources: 1 800 344 4867.
Jess, MS Navigator
My Doctor sent in paperwork for FMLA AND I WAS approved for it may 3rd, but they have cut my hours again anyway.
I have just joined the MS connnections. I was diagnosed with MS in 2005 while I was in nursing school and have been able to contuning working for the same employer with very little sick days due to my MS, I work through my symptoms which hasn't been easy at times. My symptoms have increased and came back vengeance! I'm sitting here with an IV in place by home health to have my steriod therapy for a current flare on my MRI. I'm worried about being able to continue working like I use to and what I can do to protect my career and income if my symptoms don't improve or continue to get worse.