Visit from the occupational therapist
I had my first visit from an occupational therapist today. I have been referred to her to assess the type of work I do and how that can best be adjusted to make it easier for me to cope. She arrived 2 hours late and stayed for 4 hours. The visit itself tired me out but it was very useful. She helped me to see my condition in terms of its affect on my work, and the affect my work has on the condition. The process she went through was enlightening, and should be useful. Not suprisingly she has not worked with anyone with AOSD before but she says that the symptoms and affect on work are simillar to those that people suffering from chronic fatigue go through.
She wants me to start an 8 week controlled trial, where I will work from home on well bounded tasks and keep lots of records. For the first 4 weeks she wants me to increase from 20 hours a week to 37.5, my normal hours in gradual steps.
All in all 4 hours well spent.