Last reply 1 year ago
Finally got my SIA licience. It's useles

Well I applied for my SIA licience (security industry authority) back in last April.
Finally after a phone call last week after months and months of emails. I got my licience.

Honestly. I’m unable to walk without a cane right now. I’m exhausted 24/7 and I’m in general seriously struggling.

I feel like I wasted £500+ on these qualifications and then the licience because I’m feeling reality may be I’ll never be able to work to make that loss back.

I’d only ever planned voluntary work anyway but I wanted to at the very least work back the hours it would have taken to earn the cost of licience.

I have 3years. (Two and a half if I don’t want to go back to retraining). Of this licience.

I work/volunteer with a team of security and first aiders once a year and that’s honestly the biggest drain and the reason I went for my licience.

Does anyone else with RRMS, with walking/balance issues where they require a cane. Work as a door supervisor?

I know it’s a long shot. But I’m really needing some encouragement to even attempt to get work, even voluntary.

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1 year ago

@elliesmith , I believe you’re UK-based, well, Perth could be in Australia too!

You say that you’re “unable to walk without a cane right now”, is that a recent development? You may be able to consult a Neuro-physio, via your MS Nurse, to identify any balance/muscle issues and then adopt simple exercises to address.

Managing fatigue is down to experience. You need to understand how much energy you have, then use it in an optimal way, taking regular breaks to “recharge”. It comes with practice.

Try and maintain some optimism for the future. You’re still learning about how to live with your MS. Just ensure that your diet is healthy and balanced, as general health is a good basis for MS management.

And, you need to learn to deal with any stressful situations, as stress has been seen to provoke MS progression.

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