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static
02-07-2010, 02:34 AM
I was just curious as to what careers you guys have. The only jobs I really had was when I was a teenager to help pay for car insurance and that was when I had a 99% above lung function. Then I worked as a lifeguard/soccer ref.

Now I have a few years of college under my belt but I am still not sure what I can actually do. I don't want to go on social security under absolutely necessary.

Working from home seems like my best option (at least then I can still work when I'm not feeling so well) but I don't see many job options for that in my area. What do you/have you done?

static
02-07-2010, 02:34 AM
I was just curious as to what careers you guys have. The only jobs I really had was when I was a teenager to help pay for car insurance and that was when I had a 99% above lung function. Then I worked as a lifeguard/soccer ref.

Now I have a few years of college under my belt but I am still not sure what I can actually do. I don't want to go on social security under absolutely necessary.

Working from home seems like my best option (at least then I can still work when I'm not feeling so well) but I don't see many job options for that in my area. What do you/have you done?

static
02-07-2010, 02:34 AM
I was just curious as to what careers you guys have. The only jobs I really had was when I was a teenager to help pay for car insurance and that was when I had a 99% above lung function. Then I worked as a lifeguard/soccer ref.

Now I have a few years of college under my belt but I am still not sure what I can actually do. I don't want to go on social security under absolutely necessary.

Working from home seems like my best option (at least then I can still work when I'm not feeling so well) but I don't see many job options for that in my area. What do you/have you done?

static
02-07-2010, 02:34 AM
I was just curious as to what careers you guys have. The only jobs I really had was when I was a teenager to help pay for car insurance and that was when I had a 99% above lung function. Then I worked as a lifeguard/soccer ref.

Now I have a few years of college under my belt but I am still not sure what I can actually do. I don't want to go on social security under absolutely necessary.

Working from home seems like my best option (at least then I can still work when I'm not feeling so well) but I don't see many job options for that in my area. What do you/have you done?

static
02-07-2010, 02:34 AM
I was just curious as to what careers you guys have. The only jobs I really had was when I was a teenager to help pay for car insurance and that was when I had a 99% above lung function. Then I worked as a lifeguard/soccer ref.
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<br />Now I have a few years of college under my belt but I am still not sure what I can actually do. I don't want to go on social security under absolutely necessary.
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<br />Working from home seems like my best option (at least then I can still work when I'm not feeling so well) but I don't see many job options for that in my area. What do you/have you done?

tesorotiffa
02-07-2010, 02:47 PM
I got a degree in Chemistry and am currently an inorganic analyst at an Environmental Lab. Don't know that this will be my career since I'm applying to law school this year.

tesorotiffa
02-07-2010, 02:47 PM
I got a degree in Chemistry and am currently an inorganic analyst at an Environmental Lab. Don't know that this will be my career since I'm applying to law school this year.

tesorotiffa
02-07-2010, 02:47 PM
I got a degree in Chemistry and am currently an inorganic analyst at an Environmental Lab. Don't know that this will be my career since I'm applying to law school this year.

tesorotiffa
02-07-2010, 02:47 PM
I got a degree in Chemistry and am currently an inorganic analyst at an Environmental Lab. Don't know that this will be my career since I'm applying to law school this year.

tesorotiffa
02-07-2010, 02:47 PM
I got a degree in Chemistry and am currently an inorganic analyst at an Environmental Lab. Don't know that this will be my career since I'm applying to law school this year.

katedids74
02-07-2010, 04:01 PM
What is your lung function now? I am a clinical dietitian and have worked in hospitals and nursing homes. I now work specifically with diabetes patients going on insulin pumps. I LOVE IT!! Many with CF hold wonderful careers, dont limit yourself.

katedids74
02-07-2010, 04:01 PM
What is your lung function now? I am a clinical dietitian and have worked in hospitals and nursing homes. I now work specifically with diabetes patients going on insulin pumps. I LOVE IT!! Many with CF hold wonderful careers, dont limit yourself.

katedids74
02-07-2010, 04:01 PM
What is your lung function now? I am a clinical dietitian and have worked in hospitals and nursing homes. I now work specifically with diabetes patients going on insulin pumps. I LOVE IT!! Many with CF hold wonderful careers, dont limit yourself.

katedids74
02-07-2010, 04:01 PM
What is your lung function now? I am a clinical dietitian and have worked in hospitals and nursing homes. I now work specifically with diabetes patients going on insulin pumps. I LOVE IT!! Many with CF hold wonderful careers, dont limit yourself.

katedids74
02-07-2010, 04:01 PM
What is your lung function now? I am a clinical dietitian and have worked in hospitals and nursing homes. I now work specifically with diabetes patients going on insulin pumps. I LOVE IT!! Many with CF hold wonderful careers, dont limit yourself.

alegris
02-07-2010, 05:08 PM
I have a degree in Food Chemistry and work as a chemist. I think the most important thing about your career is finding a great company to work for. I work 35 hours per week which is considered full time and we have unlimited sick days and days for appointments. If I ever need extended time off, they set me up with a laptop and I do what I can from home. For me, just the act of getting out of the house to have a career is very important. I tend to feel worse when lying around the house and I swear I would be alot sicker if I didn't keep my energy level up with my career. I agree with Kerry, don't limit yourself. Never let CF stand in the way of what you want to do. Good luck with whatever you decide!

alegris
02-07-2010, 05:08 PM
I have a degree in Food Chemistry and work as a chemist. I think the most important thing about your career is finding a great company to work for. I work 35 hours per week which is considered full time and we have unlimited sick days and days for appointments. If I ever need extended time off, they set me up with a laptop and I do what I can from home. For me, just the act of getting out of the house to have a career is very important. I tend to feel worse when lying around the house and I swear I would be alot sicker if I didn't keep my energy level up with my career. I agree with Kerry, don't limit yourself. Never let CF stand in the way of what you want to do. Good luck with whatever you decide!

alegris
02-07-2010, 05:08 PM
I have a degree in Food Chemistry and work as a chemist. I think the most important thing about your career is finding a great company to work for. I work 35 hours per week which is considered full time and we have unlimited sick days and days for appointments. If I ever need extended time off, they set me up with a laptop and I do what I can from home. For me, just the act of getting out of the house to have a career is very important. I tend to feel worse when lying around the house and I swear I would be alot sicker if I didn't keep my energy level up with my career. I agree with Kerry, don't limit yourself. Never let CF stand in the way of what you want to do. Good luck with whatever you decide!

alegris
02-07-2010, 05:08 PM
I have a degree in Food Chemistry and work as a chemist. I think the most important thing about your career is finding a great company to work for. I work 35 hours per week which is considered full time and we have unlimited sick days and days for appointments. If I ever need extended time off, they set me up with a laptop and I do what I can from home. For me, just the act of getting out of the house to have a career is very important. I tend to feel worse when lying around the house and I swear I would be alot sicker if I didn't keep my energy level up with my career. I agree with Kerry, don't limit yourself. Never let CF stand in the way of what you want to do. Good luck with whatever you decide!

alegris
02-07-2010, 05:08 PM
I have a degree in Food Chemistry and work as a chemist. I think the most important thing about your career is finding a great company to work for. I work 35 hours per week which is considered full time and we have unlimited sick days and days for appointments. If I ever need extended time off, they set me up with a laptop and I do what I can from home. For me, just the act of getting out of the house to have a career is very important. I tend to feel worse when lying around the house and I swear I would be alot sicker if I didn't keep my energy level up with my career. I agree with Kerry, don't limit yourself. Never let CF stand in the way of what you want to do. Good luck with whatever you decide!

NYCLawGirl
02-07-2010, 05:35 PM
I am on disability now, b/c I'm awaiting a transplant, but I'm an attorney and practiced for years on Wall St. The cool thing about having a job like that is that there is a lot of flexibility "built in" (like unlimited sick leave, lots of paid vacation, and great benefits including long-term disability for when you do need it). I couldn't agree more that you shouldn't limit yourself -- you absolutely need a career path that allows you take care of your health, but many professions can meet that goal.

NYCLawGirl
02-07-2010, 05:35 PM
I am on disability now, b/c I'm awaiting a transplant, but I'm an attorney and practiced for years on Wall St. The cool thing about having a job like that is that there is a lot of flexibility "built in" (like unlimited sick leave, lots of paid vacation, and great benefits including long-term disability for when you do need it). I couldn't agree more that you shouldn't limit yourself -- you absolutely need a career path that allows you take care of your health, but many professions can meet that goal.

NYCLawGirl
02-07-2010, 05:35 PM
I am on disability now, b/c I'm awaiting a transplant, but I'm an attorney and practiced for years on Wall St. The cool thing about having a job like that is that there is a lot of flexibility "built in" (like unlimited sick leave, lots of paid vacation, and great benefits including long-term disability for when you do need it). I couldn't agree more that you shouldn't limit yourself -- you absolutely need a career path that allows you take care of your health, but many professions can meet that goal.

NYCLawGirl
02-07-2010, 05:35 PM
I am on disability now, b/c I'm awaiting a transplant, but I'm an attorney and practiced for years on Wall St. The cool thing about having a job like that is that there is a lot of flexibility "built in" (like unlimited sick leave, lots of paid vacation, and great benefits including long-term disability for when you do need it). I couldn't agree more that you shouldn't limit yourself -- you absolutely need a career path that allows you take care of your health, but many professions can meet that goal.

NYCLawGirl
02-07-2010, 05:35 PM
I am on disability now, b/c I'm awaiting a transplant, but I'm an attorney and practiced for years on Wall St. The cool thing about having a job like that is that there is a lot of flexibility "built in" (like unlimited sick leave, lots of paid vacation, and great benefits including long-term disability for when you do need it). I couldn't agree more that you shouldn't limit yourself -- you absolutely need a career path that allows you take care of your health, but many professions can meet that goal.