I would be curious in getting some input from fellow collegues that are working in the healthcare sector, especially from those with known chronic conditions which may affect you in your every day life.
Currently I'm in a residency program in the EU. I've been diagnosed with narcolepsy (without cataplexia) during the second year of medschool. My employer does not know about any preexisting conditions and I'd like to keep it that way, so meedit seems to be a good way to get anonymous feedback.
Thanks to treatment I'm doing alright and am glad that I finally have something, that I can pin my tiredness and sleep attacks on to. Outside of the hospital I'm trying to keep an active lifestyle (sports etc.), as long as my hours allow it.
Still, I'm wondering … how do my collegues handle their chronic conditions – for better or worse? There are days where everything goes smoothly and days, where I'm just tired as hell, without having changed my daily regiment beforehand. If anyone wonders, for this sort of situations I usually keep a coffein blister in my scrubs.
As written earlier, my employer does not know about this condition, since I'm skeptical of eventual reprimands and suspicioun about my person (e.g. 'can he really handle that? what if he gets too tired, isn't able to stay alert …' etc.).
If you are willing to share your personal expierences with your condition (whatever it may be) in the work enviroment (or beyond), I'd be glad!
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