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oskar

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This is a perennial issue for everyone, but for me, it has become a difficult one to side-step. I have recently started a new job, new that is as it's with new colleagues. My MS was well known to previous colleagues as I was working with them when I was off sick for months and diagnosed. My new colleagues don't or didn't know about it, but with the new job being more 'community-based', my lack of car and driving, travelling around from site to site by bus, have been noticed and questioned. They're a good bunch and I don't want to be secretive nor appear to be asking for sympathy/special treatment. In addition, I have applied to OU and declared MS as a disability, but just having filled in the 'Disability' forms, I feel like a charlatan. I'm not that badly affected, but, like us all, I struggle if I do too much. It's that old dilemma - I want to be and appear 'normal' while at the same time receiving the concessions that come with, that horrible word, 'disabled'.