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So, I've had a tough 2 years, I was hit by an SUV as a pedestrian, and that seemed to trigger lupus hell on earth the past couple years. I no longer have the mental capacity to be a school teacher, and basically a successful day is when i shower or bath.

Now years later I'm thinking, how can i be productive, probably not now but in the future. I might be giving myself too much credit, but i suggested to my husband's that i do my masters in counseling ed. My friends say, great idea… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

It sounds like hes just looking out for your best interest as he can see what u go through on a daily basis, i wouldnt consider it being mean just protective of his wife. I went back to school online and it has helped a great deal, scheduled to graduate in December, out of everything that u mentioned i would say going for your masters is the best way to go. U can do online classes and do the work at your pace and still be able to relax at home while furthering your education, just try one class starting out and see how u like it

posted 9 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

@A MyLupusTeam Member, wow, it sounds like you have been through a lot. I know how you feel - I had to change careers because I couldn't keep up with the pace of mine. I work from home now and it is better. I can decide my hours. If I don't feel good in the morning, I work at night. It helps a lot. Selling something might be good for you because it's kind of the same - it seems like you could set your hours. Is it by phone? That would be even better. Or have you considered blogging? My friend is a full time blogger and makes a nice amount of money.

Ultimately I guess I would say try something. It might improve your mental health and make you feel better about yourself and in the end it might make you feel physically better. ❤

posted 9 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Have you tried applying for disability? @A MyLupusTeam Member

posted 9 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Praying for you. @A MyLupusTeam Member. My mind and body are failing me too. I say, do what you want that you can. Maybe the business is a great fit for you. Praying for you physically, mentally and emotionally!!! Love you!

posted 9 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

@A MyLupusTeam Member, you have been given a lot of good advice. I might get booed on this by others. Do you like to read a lot and study? If you do, then I say go for it and try an online class. But if you are suffering with headaches and anxiety; I question would that cause more pressure on yourself. Stress causes flares and I myself have been having to learn to pace myself. I have brain fog and I have to write most everything down. I have spoken to my Rheumatologist because I thought I was getting dementia. She assured me that it was another affliction of Lupus. With your history it sounds like you could probably get disability. Have you thought about talking to your doctor and seeing if they think you would be eligible.
My best friend is a physiologist and she has gone back to teaching at a university. She was in practice for 7 years and was very good. But there is a lot of stress dealing with other individuals problems and trying to help them. She worked with a lot of the psychiatrist patients. She said it was a job that you cannot leave at your office, it would go into her daily life. They offered her more money because she was really good with everyone. She got burnt out and was offered a teaching job and so that is what she has been doing for the last 20 years. So give it a lot of thought. I wish you well in whatever you decide.
I hope you will start feeling much better soon. Take care and stay safe.
Happy Thanksgiving to your family!

posted 8 months ago
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