work pressure from managers & help needed
Hello, I am under a lot of pressure from work. they read somewhere that I should have made a full recovery within 6 weeks and that a pacemaker is a small procedure.
I work nights in tunnels, hauling heavy machinery up and down stairs on one side of the body all night, occasionally coping with sleep deprivation.
My cardiologists advised me to gradually build up my body, and I am also suffering from lack of sleep owing to pacemaker sensitivity, for which I have now altered the settings three times.
I want to give my body the rest it deserves because I was unable to sleep for a year owing to severe AV block and am still getting used to the settings of having a high heart rate at night .
I requested for advice, and the doctor suggested no arm movement for 8 weeks, then gently build up swimming 12 weeks, and then other strengthening exercises such as weights around 5 months for a full recovery in around 6-7 months.
I still have the sensation of tearing every time I pull my shopping cart after 2 months.
My body is aching from inactivity.
Im scared .
Which brings me to my question.
What would you tell my bosses about what I'm going through?
What would you tell them about your pacemaker procedure and recovery being called minor.
I'm thinking of sending them your responses.
Please leave a comment; it will provide me with information on how to handle this situation and maybe help my manegers understand the problems we face .
Please leave some of your experiences in the comments section .
You know you're wired when...
You always have something close to your heart.
99% of the time, I totally forget I even have this device.