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My Boss is Being Rude....*

Ok when I returned to work after being diagnosed , my boss noticed i have a walker and caneto use for whenever and asked me to hide it so her boss wont make a big deal out of it ........yeah . I told her no and that i cant get fired for having a disability. She kinda shrugged her shoulders then left. I do… Read More

Just put in my two week notice...*

I can't even get throuhg a 5 hour shift. I feel completely unreliable to be there when they need me. I didn't want it to get to a point where they will have to let me go so I just decided to put in my two week notice. Scary stuff but in a way I'm releived because going to work was like prepairing for a… Read More

RE:What to do*

A little about me: I live near Los Angeles, I began working for the county in 1985 and I was diagnosed with MS in 1998. I am not currently on a treatment, but I was previously on Betaseron. My employers are aware (I am pretty open about my MS), and I apply every year for FMLA. I joined up here because I… Read More

Teaching abroad with MS*

I am currently in the process of applying for teaching positions abroad. Are there any of you that have taught abroad and have MS? I am wondering if it is worth the time to apply if I have to disclose that I have MS. I am still physically capable of doing the job requirements.  I am curious if anyone knows… Read More


Hi, i have been newly diagnosed with MS in February 2014.  I work in a public school as a speech language pathologist, currently at an early childhood/prekindergarten center, so my students are 3-5.   Treating them is not the problem, it distance I need to travel to transport the students from their… Read More

RE:asking for accommodations*

Thank you Kris. My immediate supervisor has been very understanding and accommodated the reduction in hours without hesitation. My Human Resources department did provide me with closer parking for 90 days.  At the end of the 90 days they requested that I get a disable parking tag if I still needed closer… Read More

FMLA: Intermittent vs. Continuous

Hi. Does anyone have experience or thoughts on why an employer might subtly and repeatedly suggest intermittent leave vs. continuous leave under the FMLA? My wife has recently had to request time off under the FMLA for treatment and recovery from a recent "relapse" of her RRMS. The HR people she is working… Read More

Social Security (interview)*

I received a voicemail from someone at the Social Security Administration on Saturday.  She said they've scheduled 2 appts. for me in May and I'll receive a letter in the mail. Do you know what these appts might entail?  I have so much emotional stress right now, in addition to how I'm feeling physically I… Read More


Hi All, I wanted to let you know about a virtual career fair that Getting Hired will be holding on April 23rd.  Here is information Getting Hired provided for us to share with you: GettingHired is proud to partner with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society! is an employment… Read More


I have a job that I have been with over a year and a half. I am a CPC (Certified Professional Coder), and I medically code for the ER. I never imagined staying there for a long period of time due to the long drive (a good 30-45 min. twice a day in a car with no air-conditioning). I have awesome insurance… Read More


I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago with RRMS. I've worked my whole life, over 30 years, but with a change in ownership of my company, the work environment has become overwhelming. I've been with my company for 12 years (I retained seniority with the merger). I've never abused any of my time off. Right now my… Read More


Hi All, Just wanted to let you know that I am going on vacation for a few weeks, so my colleague, Jennifer Miller, will be responding to posts on my behalf.  She will also be assisting movng forward, so you can expect responses from one or both of us. Thank you so much! Best, Kris Graham Read More

Lost All Income from LTD

Here is a good question for somebody. I was on a long-term disability policy through an insurance company.  I was told to file for SSDI in Nov by my neurologist.  Have filled out all paperwork needed for SSD. Out of the blue, the insurance company ceased paying me.  They claim my neurologist would not respond… Read More