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Kae92

691d

Has anyone had to give up something major due to their illness? I had to give up my career because of limited work ability and living internationally because of access to medical care.

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    • Milano1015385

      684d

      I had to give up drumming bc tourettes

    • Milano1015385

      684d

      I had to give up drumming bc tourettes

    • AudaCity

      689d

      Just yesterday had to walk out of my theatre career due to mental illness and physical disability. It was awful.

    • sarubun

      689d

      Yep, a "very promising" career in film because I can't stand for 12-18 hr shifts, followed by having to give up on my actual lifelong dream of being a practicing midwife because I'm not physically able to get through nursing clinicals. Also my love of athletics, I was never very good but I loved playing sports and being active. It's been really hard but I've been working on trying to make certain aspects of those dreams accessible to me. I'm starting a YouTube channel with my friend (mostly just to document some life stuff more so than for a following or anything) so I can still create and edit videos which has always been the part of working in film that I loved the most. I'm also working with my pt to safely try and get back into roller skating, and I have plans to finally try and learn to ride a bike this summer lol but I'm hoping that'll bring back some of the aspects I miss from sports. I'm also looking into becoming a full spectrum doula and birth educator as an option to still work in the birth field, but in a way that I can set realistic and safe hours for myself. I still grieve the things I've lost to my disability, but it's been nice to be at a place where I can at least on some level adapt them to be more accessible to me

    • SweetTeaTree

      689d

      Oh yes. Working, shopping in stores, most physical activities, most social outings, and much of my independence.

    • wise

      691d

      I had to drop out of college and give up persuing a music education degree, AND I had to quit my job, because I was suddenly rendered wheelchair-bound and campus and my job were both the exact opposite of handicap accessible. the pandemic has been great for me because now there's no excuse to not have online classes and work from home jobs. I haven't had the money for online college courses and I don't have a regular schedule for a job so I haven't taken advantage of any of that yet, but at least it's there

    • Keikochan

      691d

      I had to quit my physical job working in a bakery and am currently taking a leave of absence from college because of my condition. I am so frustrated that it's taking control over my life and I feel helpless.

    • beautifullyflawed

      691d

      Yes, my career, many of my hobbies and unfortunately friends.

      • Kae92

        691d

        @beautifullyflawed luckily my hobbies were all pretty low key. I've had that experience with friends too and now it's one of the first things I bring up because a lot of people can't or don't want to deal with it

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