I never said anything about being tired all the time until recently because I thought I was crazy. When I first started treatment, I'd be really tired on Monday, Tuesday and some of Wednesday. Recently, I've been tired every single day. I thought it was a lazy tired, but it's not!
Last week Wednesday I went onto the Facebook support group page and asked the ladies if they were also tired every day from methotrexate. I also asked if they worked full time, and if they were able to keep working full time throughout their treatment. One lady said she only worked part time and was only one month into treatment and already had a hard time working. Another lady said she needed naps for a few hours every day in order to keep her day going. Another lady said she had to take time off of work because she was also tired all the time.
I was so relieved that I wasn't the only one that felt tired ALL THE TIME! I thought I was crazy! Now that I know I'm not, I decided to take time off of work until my levels are down to 0, and my treatment is over.
One of the main reasons for this decision is my job requires me to drive everywhere depending on the client. I could go from upcountry to Lahaina back to upcountry, then back to town to Haiku and back to town to end the day if I had two clients in one day. We don't get to choose which cases we get, so if I'm assigned a case where I have to travel far, I can't complain about it. So when I have to drive these far distances, I feel like falling asleep at the wheel.
I think time off of work will be good for me. The only thing is my doctor. I called the doctors and spoke with his assistant (because I never do get to speak with him directly). I asked his assistant if the doctor would be able to fill out the temporary disability forms for me. His assistant told me that he would fill it out only for the times he's seen me physically. Do you know how messed up that is!? He's on another island so he's seen me about four times. There are questions on the paperwork that ask about the dates I've been treated. If he only puts the days he's seen me, the paperwork will not be accurate. For example I get treated every Monday BUT the last time he's seen me was September 11. So what is he going to put for that question? Probably September 11 even though I was just treated today (November 6).
This makes me so mad! I'd rather have the nurses fill out this paperwork because they know me better than my own doctor. Is that an option?
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