Topic of the discussion
Posted on 24/06/2019 12:41
Has having spasticity impacted your working life? If so, how? Do your coworkers and employer understand the difficulties you face? Or do you try to keep your condition hidden?
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Beginning of the discussion - 26/06/2019How has spasticity affected your working life? https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/spasticity/living-with-spasticity/how-has-spasticity-affected-your-working-life-2872
Posted on 26/06/2019 13:49
Spasticity was one of the first symptoms of MS and sadly led to me having to quit work. I now receive disability benefits but I do miss working...
Posted on 02/07/2020 12:02
How are you? Have you seen this discussion?
Has your spasticity impacted your work? Have you had to adapt the way you work around it? Are your employers and coworkers understanding? Have you had to stop working because of it? Feel free to share here!
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Posted on 02/07/2020 14:18
I haven’t been able to work unfortunately since 1999 😢 I’m 54 now with spms I try to hide my spasticity but to be honest I only end up looking worse by doing it lol 😂 it’s mainly in my left leg and feet and I hate it. The times I see someone and they say oh have you hurt your leg? Or why does your foot turn in like that? If I got back more positive vibes then it would be ok, but to be honest I end up just smiling and saying oh no it’s not that, I have ms you see, And then it starts what’s that? And so I have to start with the whole explanation of what ms is blah blah blah 😒. When are people going to change!
Posted on 10/08/2020 14:53
I've also just started having spasticity and I've been out of the workforce for many years. Good for those of you who are still working with it!