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Employment and MS

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

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

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

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

jjrmc
Ready to be an advocate but....*

I was diagnosed last year. I initially wanted to keep having MS to myself, family and those you initially found out. I was unable to keep it from my boss and co-workers, which is no big deal. I would like to become more of an advocate and let others know that I have MS. I am in the marketing profession, more… Read More

cantstopwontstop
RRMS and FMLA*

Hey everyone, I work in a healthcare setting with an extremely strict "point system" (Yeah dont come in and get patients sick, but if you call in we will penalize you to the fullest extent, however that makes sense) As the only thing I have had that connected me to MS were unprovoked seizures, which I am now… Read More

sheena326
Teachers with MS *

Hello all! I am a 4th grade teacher who was just recently diagnosed. My question is.... did you tell your students about MS? I feel like I should tell them simply because they know I have been through a gamut amount of testing in the last few weeks. I have told my principal and she has been very generous with… Read More

ladyinthewell

Since 2007 I have been pursuing my accounting degree. While I was going to school I was working full-time, having babies and just doing the everyday thing. 2012 I finally reached the school I wanted to be accepted to and I started the last part of my education. My goal was to be eliglble to sit for the CPA… Read More

gabrielle519
Back to school*

Hello everyone, I have recently been thinking about going back to school to become a nurse practitioner. This is such a huge comittment and super scary. I am not just an everyday person working and going back to school. I have this elephant in my room a disease that isn't always kind. Something that can be… Read More