Hey just signed up to here cos seemed like a positive place to start with advices.
so when I was 20 my arm fell asleep. Catalyst in a chain of events before diagnosis of MS. Luckily most function came back but the numbness stayed coming & going in varying degrees of intensity. 18 years later I am going through another mad spell where I can’t concentrate properly and numbness back with a bang & im on a personal discovery that this time I need some time out to just get my bearings for the next round. Friends/family all urging it too long.
This mad spell was a catalyst in me losing another job. I’m not ready to go back to work. I was off 6 weeks prior to my dismissal. When u can’t use an arm and can’t concentrate properly what can u do but feel totally frustrated.
ive had many jobs in my short life. Dwarf many people for numbers. I’ve forgotten how many
mostly due to absense I leave or am dismissed because of absence. I’ve never really had medical treatment over the years because, well I don’t believe there is any medicines to help or been offered any off GP’s… I could be worse off health wise. Sometimes you just have to soldier on get another job, go through periods of unemployment. I’ve had varying advice of disclose of my condition at interviews & there’s never a right or wrong answer. In my own experience it’s never been good to be upfront but there’s always personal reasons when I choose not to disclose. Mostly due to leaving many interviews feeling embarrassed. Ok so that’s an issue I need to work on but it’s a hard thing overcoming that objection
so into the reason I came here. I’m unemployed now again but I am no way prepared mentally or physically to go through the whole jobseeker process till I feel back to nearly normal. My doctor has given me a unfit for work note, so who do I give that too now and how to get the ball rolling? I’ve never applied for any sickness benefits. Hopefully I can be back to normal soon but I can’t be dealing with going for a fortnightly visit to the jobcentre. I am not eligible for universal credit & based in Scotland