Sleep is often the category of escape; restorative sleep, a palliative prescription for a medical condition. Upon closing one’s eyelids, the images which pervade from the day’s stimuli slowly recede as the dark chasm of one’s own consciousness begins to fade, and sleep begins to overtake, leading us into that shadow of twilight’s landing.
It is when chronic pain, discomfort, and the gnawing neurons which fail to relax but continue to send signals of dismay and distress, that the world of wakefulness and the dawn of sleep fail to switch off; or the continuing anxiety, depression or panic attacks control and jolt one into the awareness of darkness. Medical conditions have an impact not only upon the daytime soul, but in the sleeplessness of non-sleep as well.
For Federal and Postal workers who are formulating a Federal Disability Retirement application and preparing one’s Statement of Disability on SF 3112A, one aspect of the descriptive narrative which is often overlooked, both by the doctor as well as the Federal or Postal applicant, is the role that profound fatigue plays upon performing the essential elements of one’s job. While often implicitly stated or otherwise inferentially contained, explicit extrapolation is important in order to convey all of the elements of one’s medical condition and their impact upon the Federal or Postal employee’s inability to perform one or more of the essential elements of one’s positional duties.
Perhaps one was reprimanded or suspended for “sleeping on the job”. Was it mere laziness, or was the underlying medical condition the intermediate cause of an act or event otherwise seen as an insubordinate statement of defiance? Reasons and rationales provided make all the difference in this very human universe of language games and counter-games. For, in order to effectively submit a Federal Disability Retirement application through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, whether the Federal employee or the U.S. Postal Worker is under FERS, CSRS or CSRS Offset, the important thing is to make sure and sufficiently describe and delineate the primary and secondary causes of one’s underlying medical conditions. This includes the inability to have restorative sleep, the profound and intractable fatigue one experiences, impacting upon one’s daily cognitive functions, etc.
Otherwise, the medical conditions are not adequately conveyed, and when one goes back to sleep in attempting to reach that twilight’s landing, the difficulties of the world will be magnified by another potential problem — a denial from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, of one’s Federal Disability Retirement application.
Sincerely, Robert R. McGill, Esquire
Filed under: Specific Medical Conditions | Tagged: a balanced life that includes time for restoration and healing for the federal employee, a balanced opm medical retirement application, administrative fers medical retirement attorney, advice from usps disabilities attorney, afaa opm medical application, aggressive legal representation by fers attorney, anxiety and lack of sleep in government employees and medical based retirement attorney representation, anxiety and night sweats postal employment, applying a fully tested strategy to your fers disability retirement with the help of a fers attorney, articles about opm medical retirement from opm disability attorney, bia medical pension federal attorney, cdc atlanta employee needs medical attorney asap, cia central intelligence agency injury attorney representation, civil service health pension lawyer, dangers of sleepiness among federal employees, dea special agent with pip federal disability attorney, department of homeland security medical retirement attorney, disabilities that qualify for opm medical retirement, doc department of commerce employee medical incapacity attorney, dol workers comp medical retirement attorney, dot federal attorney for health related problems, eeoc sick employee attorney, employment attorney experienced in sleep apnea cases with the federal government, excessive sleeping after medical condition in us government employment, exhaustion and fatigue in the lives of the disabled federal worker, experienced fers medical retirement attorney advice on relatively more difficult cases on early out for poor health, fcc employee with medical incapacity lawyer, federal employees with disabilities and resting during a long weekend, federal trade commission medical retirement attorney, federal workers comp denying claims on fatigue problems, federal workers with sleeping and fatigue problems, fers med lawyer and sleep claims, fers medical retirement sleep apnea, front letter narration for fers disability, homeland security opm disability retirement lawyer, hostile work environment in the postal service, hypersomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness among federal government employees, important issues that need to be constantly explained about opm medical retirement benefits, incapacitated law enforcement agent filing for opm disability retirement benefits, injury compensation homeland security attorney, injury opm fers medical retirement attorney (for both usps & federal employees), insomnia conditions and fers attorney, legal consultation with opm medical retirement lawyer, many times attorneys will have to use mspb court decisions to secure a client's opm medical application, medical restrictions fers opm attorney, multi-level disc degeneration opm medical retirement lawyer, OWCP and cases disturbed sleep and severe fatigue, owcp disability retirement lawyer for federal government employees, owcp long term medical condition lawyer, postal worker sleeping disabling condition attorney, rem sleep disorder among federal government employees, resignation owcp letter for postal service mail clerk with carpal tunnel, resting during your weekends and holidays might be the best medicine — for now, seeking advice from opm federal employee lawyer about chronic fatigue syndrome and early retirement under opm federal disability rules, sleep deprivation may worsen diabetes in federal employees, sleep disorders and federal employees, sleep paralysis government employees attorney, sleeping disease lawyer usps fers employee, sleeping disorders legal representation usps fers lawyer, stress and sleep disorders claims on fers csrs laws, the best time to hire a federal disability attorney, us employee disabilities benefits lawyer, usps worker with sleeping issues lawyer, when postal employees have trouble falling asleep because of a medical condition, when sleep is no longer restorative is time to consider opm disability retirement, when the federal employee feels sleepy or fatigued and why these symptom may be signs of a serious medical condition, when the need to sleep is greater for those postal employees with chronic medical conditions, workers compensation and disability retirement attorney, your opm attorney's discretionary decision making | Leave a comment »