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Hi, my name is captainrick!

I’m Richard, I suffer with primary and secondary Addison’s disease, been declared dead 3 times because of it. But still work full time and work for the NHS. Being disabled in the workplace for me I have been very very lucky and have had all kinds of adjustments made to assist me.  At the moment I have been working from home since March, and I am having an office set up in my front room so I can continue to do my job and support the NHS in these very concerning times


  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,891 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @captainrick - & welcome to the community, Richard. It's great to read you work for the NHS, & I know we all here are grateful for the work those in the NHS do. I had a friend who had Addison's, & from what you say you must have had severe adrenal crises. I'm pleased you are now (hopefully) managing well, & still able to work for the NHS. Thank you for sharing about yourself, & I hope you enjoy being part of this friendly community. :)
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,077 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @captainrick welcome in board 

    Feel free to join in and have a look around and ask any questions 

    Look forward to seeing you around 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,308

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    Afternoon @captainrick and welcome to our online community.

    How are you today?  Have you done anything nice this weekend?

    I'm glad the NHS is supporting you with home-working arrangements.  I think it will be the way forward for many of us during and after covid-19.  Have you found it an easy process to organise?

    Some of our other members have Addisons Disease too and have posted their story on our undiagnosed and rare conditions discussion group if you'd like to take a read.  

    If you come into any difficulties navigating the board please give me a shout!  Take care  :)
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

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    Welcome to the community @captainrick :) 
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