Courtesy : IC Optimist
IC in the Workplace!
IC can’t be left at home, so dealing with it in the workplace is a given for employed ICers. Some
bosses and co-workers are compassionate and some aren’t. No special formula
exists to deal with co-workers, but there are some things to keep in mind. Since
IC can take so long to diagnose, some patients must involve their co-workers
before they know what’s wrong.
Inevitably, there will be some bosses and co-workers who won’t understand.
Though some co-workers are sympathetic, the boss is far from it. Mostly, people
who are understanding and sympathetic in general are more likely to be that way
in dealing with IC. But those who lack understanding are going to be the same
way in dealing with the situations.
“When you treat your disease as you would anything else-just one aspect of your
life-others will be likely to do the same”—Anonymous.