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20 Apr 2006

Medical bording du eto heart cond.
Hello Dok, At 38 I had a 4 x by -pass , 1 year later a stent and last year 2005 Dec. a heart attack and again a stent. I am in a highly stressed job and cannot do anything else as my actual job needs fisical worK. According to reports my "long term prognosis is not good" Should I ask to get borded off and what is my chances. I am also Diabetic type 2. I sometimes feel that all the tablets is getting to me, and that it can influence my ability to work "think" concentrate. I try ti set myself goals everyday in order to keep me mentally intact. But its not that easy soemtimes.
Anybody out there with advise.

Thx. Please help.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Johan,

The actual way you go about getting boarded will depend on who your employer is. eg. the State has certain channels, whilst a large private company may have its own internal requirements. So step one is find out exactly how to go about it in your particular case. Then, once you know what is required, approach your doctors for medical reports. The doctors to contact are the surgeon who operated on you, and the cardiologist who cared for you during your heart attacks and put in the stents. These are the specialists who have all the information required for boarding.

I can’t say what your chances are, as I do not know enough about your medical history, present condition, work situation etc. All I can advise is that you think very carefully about being boarded. The financial implications are serious, so you need to balance this against your difficulty in keeping going every day. Some patients in the end feel that it is not worth it, and choose to keep working until they physically literally cannot work anymore. Some patients manage to find less stressful work, and find they can keep going for longer this way.

Whatever solution you choose, I wish you good luck. I hope your condition improves. You seem to be a determined sort of person, so may in fact get on top of the difficult days .

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