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mtagliente
Newly diagnosed teacher *

I was recently diagnosed with MS.  I am a teacher in a high school and wanted to know how other teachers feel about working with MS.   I have missed a ton of days this year and so far behind where i should be.  I feel like anytime one of my students coughs or sneezes i end up being out or work for a day or two.… Read More

momof3lives
Nursing school *

hello, I was  diagnosed with MS 2018, 2 months before starting nursing school. The stress is a lot and I’m worried it will bring back my MS symptoms. There are days I want to quit but I can’t. I guess I’m looking for encouragement of someone else that’s going through the same thing.  I’m juggling family and… Read More

tayk_98
Just diagnosed 2 weeks ago. Lost.*

Hey guys. My names taylor, was diagnosed with ms 2 weeks ago. About 2 months ago I had double vision and then for about a month now I have developed a slurred speech. Still kind of letting it sink in a guess. Looking for some advice. Especially nervous about working again since I work in customer service where… Read More

cmhatley91
Full time employment for RRMS*

Does anyone have any useful tips, links or companies that cater to those of us with MS? I am currently employed as an inventory director at a dealership and have been for 6 years. This is the first year out of the last 3 or 4 I haven't relapsed or been over exerted through the summer. I switched from avonex to… Read More

ams328

Hi - I was diagnosed with MS in 2016 towards the tail end of an intensive one-year master's program.  I was lucky to have people supporting me, so I finished my degree on time, and got a really great job that I love.  Fast forward to today.  I have a lot of people in my job and my life who are encouraging me… Read More

grissinger83
Handicap accessible/driving issues*

I currently work a full time job, but they office is not handicap accessible. I have a gait and balance issue that makes climbing the stairs difficult, it's even harder going down the stairs. Heading into winter in PA I'm extremely nervous about this issue. I have problems on a sunny day day. I am leaving my… Read More

nursetwink
Private Student Loans

I have private student loans I took out in 2004/2005 to get BS-Nursing. I was diagnosed with MS in 2011. With all my regular expenses and adding MS expenses to that, I'm having a hard time paying this loan. I was told it couldn't be written off even if totally/completely disabled. Help, I'm drowning in debt and… Read More

teekybird

HI. I'm just in the process of being diagnosed with MS.  I'm 38 and I'm a teacher.  I'd kind of like to see if it is possile to form a network of fellow teachers who have MS.  Please respond to this or contact me privately if you are a teacher.  (currently teaching with MS, or have stopped teaching due to… Read More

vitam83
Sheriff's Deputy with MS*

I'm 35 years old, and I'm a Sergeant of Corrections at our local jail.  Everything was going well for me until last month.  I'm curious, is it possible to still have MS and work in the jail records, even though it would require me to cross over and do transports and move inmates to court, etc.?  I only have… Read More

Eks
Disability*

I have just received a denial from social security disability. 60 days to appeal and thinking of hiring an attorney. Any recommendations of an attorney in my area New Haven county,ct. My sx's have worsened since I originally applied and I am out on long term disability from my job. I am not the type of… Read More

slowhandxvz
Work and ms*

I have been looking for ways of working for 15 years but what's the since in that when ssi tells me I can only make 85.00 over my amount that I receive.Know matter how hard I try I get knoc!ed down Kansas just sucks plus my wife is needing to be on ssi and they tell us that two people in the same household get… Read More

adillon845
Work from home? *

Hello Friends! After 18 months in hospitals and rehabs after a HORRIBLE relapse, I am finally HOME!! 😁😁😁 This is something I’ve been looking forward to for what felt like eternity.  My boyfriend warned me that I would be very bored when I got home. I hate to admit it, but he was absolutely right… Read More

mezzolisa
Living Abroad in China with MS *

Hi all! I'm 28 years old and am leaving in August for China. I plan to teach English for a year. Does anyone here enjoy travel? Has anyone spent more than a month abroad or have any resources on living overseas with MS? The only hiccup I have at this point is finding a way to get my Gilenya prescription while… Read More

Dion
Jobs *

I've been running Homepreneurs since 2010.  I focus on work-at-home jobs and businesses. Today's post has 11 work-from-home jobs.  No scams.  Just options for work. http://homepreneurs.net/2018/03/26/10-ways-to-make-money-online/ Read More

bmar-cpht
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