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genetic condition and work

shambamshambam Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited June 2019 in Employment and careers
I’m 46, female and I have a genetic condition which presents all kinds of problems.  For the last 10 years I’ve known that I have multi-level DDD which has got worse.  I have finally begun to accept my limitations. Feeling quite miserable about it at the moment as I found my perfect job three years ago but cannot see a way of continuing. 
Now waiting to see if the pain clinic can do anything for me. 


  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @shambam how are you doing today? 

    I am sorry to hear this, it can be tough dealing with a health condition and work. Please do not feel alone in feeling this way, as many of our members will relate to you. Have you considered reasonable adjustments at work? 

    I hope the pain clinic will be helpful. Please keep us updated :)
  • shambamshambam Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Antonia, 
    Thank you for welcoming me.  
    I have thought about reasonable adjustments. My tasks are quite varied at work so one area would be possible, others not possible. We are a team of two who run a very small charity and do everything between us. Nevertheless, it’s worth a try! 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @shambam and welcome to the community! Reasonable adjustments may be a good route to go down. Have you spoken to the other person you work with? I really hope you can make things work :)
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