Meniere’s disease can be a real life changer especially when it comes to work. The sudden Meniere’s attacks without any warning (maybe some warning) can cause you great disruptions at work and at home. Your productivity not to mention your safety can be in peril. In my own case I have been out of work for some time and I have been trying like a lot of folks to get on Social Security Disability. While my work was mostly in front of computer screens (made me very dizzy) I can’t hardly imagine how scary it would be to have Meniere’s and work with heavy machinery or at a construction site.
I received a comment from Don the other day about that exact situation…
I'm curious and would like to hear from other reader's/poster's on returning to work with Meniere's. I have a feeling that my employer won't want me back (understandably so) as my job entails operating a machine, or driving a lift truck. Has anyone else been able to do this type of work? I really would rather be able to work vs. rely on Soc. Sec. but, it will be what it will be.
I can certainly understand Don’s trepidation about returning to work. The thought of having a Meniere’s attack while driving a lift truck can definitely be frightening. But if that is the work that you have been doing for a while it wouldn’t be easy just to walk away from it, although it would be better than having an accident.
What do you think?
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