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Sunday, December 14, 2014

How Will / Might, MS Affect Your Career?

Two Professionals Answer FAQs About Coping


You’ve found out that you have MS, and there’s so much to consider and assess – from what your priorities are to what lifestyle changes you need to make. One of them may be your career. What happens when symptoms of multiple sclerosis lead to job loss or early retirement? 

Psychotherapist Allison Shadday and attorney Jeffrey Gingold adjusted their lives and goals after MS changed their careers. Here, they share their knowledge as well as their personal experiences about moving on.


What do you do if MS forces you to leave your job? 

Allison: One of the most difficult challenges you may ever face is the loss of your job due to MS. It is critical that you acknowledge your feelings and grieve, if necessary. Seek out the support of others who understand what you are going through, such as a local support group or an online forum. 

While change is difficult, it is also important for you to be proactive during this transitional period to avoid feelings of victimization or hopelessness. 

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