Answered by Sara, Hiring Expert at Grace, on Friday, December 9, 2016
Many people lead successful lives while coping with chronic illnesses and disabilities. With modern medicine, determination, and adherence to your doctor’s orders, I believe you can be productive in this field. You come equipped with the perspective of living and dealing with your own challenges. You not only have the education, but practical application they may help others with new approaches. I would focus on what you want to do and how you ensure you are ready for the rigors of the field. You do need to completely understand your situation and ensure you are in control of your illness before taking on the responsibility of helping others. The old tale that says you must take care of yourself before you can take care of others is very prudent in your situation. I wish you the best of luck and know that if this is something you want, it is attainable.