Nicole - posted on 02/17/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )
Hello all. I am currently home on unpaid child care leave for my 6 month old daughter from my computer desk job that involves typing and phone use as a customer service rep in a high pressure sales environment. My hands and arms were having trouble before but now with my daily interactions with my daughter my hands are in so much pain. I have gotten a few cortisone shots and will be having an EMG to test for carpel tunnel but I have a feeling it's the MS. I really worry if I can ever go back to my job again. Yes, a desk job must be easier than others but when your legs are tingling and you can't get up and move because you are stuck on a call answering back to back calls, getting screamed at and then have to try and sell angry people everything under the sun, and your hands cramp up with pain it's not a great job to have. I don't see things getting better since my daughter gets heavier every day and picking her up and playing, and let's face it... doing all the stupid things we do to get our kids to stop crying, is killing my hands and arms. I wonder all the time how hard is it to go on disability or in today's economy should I just be thankful I still have a job to go back to. I fear it's like the point of no return financially. Any thoughts?