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When I'm well enough I want to help other chronic illness sufferers but I don't know what job

Discussion in 'Finances, Work, and Disability' started by unrestedlife, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. unrestedlife

    unrestedlife

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    I got sick with ME/CFS a month or two after I graduated college and it's now been over 5 years. I went to school for graphic design and currently I'm at a 4/10. Higher on a really great day but of course 1 on a bad day. This has been the hardest thing I've ever been through, as it is the same for many here, and if I do get well enough to work, I'd like to help other chronic illness sufferers. I just don't know what jobs are possible so I'm posting here asking all of you lovely people. Ideally, I'd love to be a nurse at a place that specializes in helping chronic illnesses if I'm not taking into the time, energy, and money of school. Suggestions? Thank you.
     
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    For right now, you might look into volunteering with #MEAction from bed on your better days--I'm sure they could put your design skills to good use! Many of their volunteers are ME/CFS patients, so they're very flexible and understanding.

    https://www.meaction.net/connect/volunteer/
     
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    Thank you for this! However, I'm looking for steady income but I understand this is what you're suggesting to contrbute to the community. I would love to help out when I'm able to. Thank you again!
     
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