I've never had a job due to my conditions and can't work, I was just wondering if any of you are the same.
I am a consultant in a furniture store. 74 yrs old+working 3 days a week Its killing me but keeping my mind sharp!
I work with animals but am unable to do the tough work like I used to, I find animals to very therapeutic
I worked after diagnosis about 20 years. Daily challenges, but I made it. Some days I barely made it home and went to lay down immediately after work. I have found that I really don't feel any worse doing something than I do laying around. In fact, staying in one position for more than about 1 hour is impossible for me. Part of the reason I get very little sleep.
Fibro fog is an issue at work. Notepads and sticky notes are your friends. Write everything down because you never know when brain fade will take over and you will not be able to recall something important. I am retired now, but the cost of my medications is going to force me to go back to work part time. Wish I could just rest, but you do what you have to do to keep going.
I am a qualified early childhood teacher, i used to work in a preschool 37 hrs a week but had to quit my job. I picked up a few hours cleaning a week and after 3 years am now working 23hrs a week working with children who have special needs, 9 hrs of that is paper work/working at a desk. It took a long time to build up my hours and at this stage I couldnt do anymore. The trick has been slowly building up hours and finding a supportive work place . Volunteering somewhere is a good way to do this then you dont have the pressure of being relied on quite so much. Even if you started 2 hours a week and built up slowly. Getting out is good for your emotional/ mental wellbeing and makes ya feel so much better. Dont give up! It is possible!