That constant employment question

Written by on October 14th, 2014 – 2 Comments

workSo I haven’t been blogging in awhile and I must apologize for that. I think partially because I have been slightly putting MS on the back burner. That’s not to say that I’m ignoring it, or not taking care of myself, it’s just that I’ve worked hard to be where I am, and now although I have daily symptoms I’m the best I’ve been for awhile and so am just putting less emphasis on the MS thing and more just trying to live my life. I hope that makes sense!

Well one of my perhaps biggest struggles I have living with MS is with juggling it and employment. As many of you may know I am trained as a teacher, but after 5 years teaching I was let go due to “low numbers”. So once again I was on the job hunt. I was offered a few interviews for fly-in reserve schools up in Northern Ontario, but I figured there was too much risk involved in that if I can’t easily see a doctor or get medication if I need it. I considered supplying but it makes me nervous to not have steady income or benefits for an indefinite period of time.

I opted for working in a group home for medically fragile children and youth. Although I love it, and in less then 3 months have benefits, the concern with this is that it is very physically demanding. At first I found it really hard and was almost thinking it was too much, but then I started to get stronger and was okay. Lately I have been very tired and I am aware that I will only be able to do this as long as I’m doing well. It seems like a no win situation for me, and I really don’t know what the solution is, but for now my health is good and I am getting stronger, so I guess I will just keep on going and hope for the best!

 

2 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    Sorry to hear about the teaching job, keep on working at it…

  2. Carolyn says:

    Thank you for sharing 🙂