Back to Work with Chronic Illness


Years ago, I was away from the job market for 10 years. A change in government meant I lost the job I had and it was very hard to find something else. After the big flare, my body prevented me from finding something else.

And then I found something that was perfect for me, both in terms of what I wanted to do, and in terms of accommodating my limitations.

In this week's post for HealthCentral, I share tips on how to get back to work with chronic illness.

"There are many reasons why a person with chronic illness may be absent from the workplace. It could be related to the chronic illness, or maybe to another life event, such as the birth of a child or taking care of a relative. Whatever the reason, now’s the time to get back to work. But how do you do that after an extended absence?


My story

I lost a much-loved job in equal opportunity — a change in government had deemphasized the type of work I did, and my contract wasn’t renewed. I couldn’t find work for a very long time and then I had the big flare, which made it physically impossible for me to work."
  

Read the rest of the post on HealthCentral.

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