Two Professionals Answer FAQs About Coping
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.
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.