As some of you will know I recently finished university, which means I am now spending my days online, trying to find a job. Job hunting is a draining & irritating task for literally everyone, but things are made more difficult when you’re not able to do manual work (e.g. lifting, stacking shelves, waitressing, cleaning, etc.). Due to this, I wanted to write a quick post about how difficult it can be to find a suitable job when you have a disability or physical illness.
Exams & Disability
Exam season isn’t easy for anyone, but I’m more than confident when I say that exam season is at least 10x worse for those of us with disabilities; as I have just sat possibly my last ever academic exams I thought I would write a post about how exam season affects me personally.
Last Monday was supposed to be my first day back at uni but it was a total and utter disaster. I was rationing my pain medication as I was low and ended up walking out of my first lecture of the new year in tears because my pain was so ridiculous. I left uni, obviously. On my way home I went to pick up my prescription but it was only half complete… And of course, they messed up my pain killers. I sat in the pharmacy for two hours hoping that the staff would be able to sort my prescription out and when I was told I’d have to wait until the next day I completely broke down, which lead to the staff ushering me out with as much discretion as they could – I could barely walk and instead of causing a scene by calling an ambulance they called me a taxi and sent me home. The second I got through the door my body gave up because of the pain and I just sat there thinking how ridiculous my life actually is.