Hey all. I have always had a tough time calling into work when I was actually sick, let alone faking a sickness. Now, after my trauma, I've been off work for about 5-6 mos. now and don't see anything getting better in the near future. But, I'm having a huge problem letting go and trying to just focus on myself. I always try my hardest to try to make myself feel better and return to normal activities, but in this case, I think I need to work on adjusting to a new lifestyle. I had a doctor bring up returning to work for 2 hours 2 times a week, and I responded with a panic attack. She stated she believes I'll be sent back to school to be re-trained. At this time I don't think I could even handle the stress of that. It is not my intention to be a freeloader, but the more time that passes, the more time I need within a day simply to keep myself regulated (i.e. workout at the gym, eat healthy and practice meditation). I feel as though if I returned to work and tried to do all that to manage my symptoms I would crash and burn. I'm really confused in deciding when to stand my ground and knowing whole heartedly that returning to work is not in my best interest. I have no problem advocating for myself, but I have trouble with setting boundaries - especially for something this significant. Did you have power over your own decision to not return? I have physical injuries, but accommodations could be made for those. I'm strictly referring to PSTD symptoms being so severe you find work stress to be intolerable. Anyone willing to share?