I’ve known that something was wrong with my body since I was able to think.
I fought against this theory for a LONG time, especially when I was younger, and had more fight left in me. Sadly, after I finished my education, it was time to face the fact that I was, in fact, unable to work to support myself. I will forever be grateful that I have the most amazing and supportive family, as well as a wonderful partner. They kept me alive when I didn’t think that I was going to make it.
Thankfully, with a change in doctors, and subsequently medication, my Fibromyalgia is behaving better. I recently got a diagnosis of high-functioning Asperger’s, which has helped me realize just why I’ve had such bad luck with work.
Yesterday, I became a member of the PEI Council of People with Disabilities. I’m a health activist with a lot of skills, and I want to be able to use them. By having a case worker, it’s possible that I can find employment where the employer knows exactly what obstacles I face. I’m feeling optimistic, as I would love to be able to help provide for myself and my massive medical costs.
I can’t guarantee it will work out, but as it doesn’t seem like I’ll be able to get disability allowance as of yet, it is my best option. Plus, I want to contribute in any way that I can.
How many of you work with disability counselors? Who has successful jobs where their employer is flexible? How do you all feel about the word disability? I’d love to hear more!
This article is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.