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    Are you working ?

    In Sri Lanka most employers are reluctant to employ people in wheelchairs. For one thing almost all buildings are inaccessible. I would like to know how many of you are working full/part time and in what capacity. Also whether the workplace has facilities like ramps and wheelchair accessible toilets and how you travel to work. Thank you.

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    hmmm

    I'd starve if I didn't work.

    Of course, it's a challenge getting in and out of my place. I have to pop a curb every morning. But i manage it.

    I really don't know what I'd do with my life if I didn't have a job, you know? Maybe if I didn't have a real job, I'd run for political office.

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    The world is a lot more accessable than when I started working 30 years ago.I've met so many nice and interesting people.Wheelers can do many jobs if they would just take the plunge.SCI took a lot from me but I've proven that I still have the ability to make meaningful contributions to society.Most of the people on this board can do the same A cure would have been incredible but I'm sure as heck glad I didn't sit around blaming 7 presidents for not curing me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sisira
    In Sri Lanka most employers are reluctant to employ people in wheelchairs. For one thing almost all buildings are inaccessible. I would like to know how many of you are working full/part time and in what capacity. Also whether the workplace has facilities like ramps and wheelchair accessible toilets and how you travel to work. Thank you.
    It is the same in Norway. Impossible to get a job and very inaccessible. In my area in Oslo, no public offices are accessible. The same with the shops and the pubs and bars. In an area with 60 000 people it is only one accessible toilet. I have to go far to buy food. And I do not have a car just now and soon the street are full of snow.

    So I don't work even if I want and it is the same for the rest of the SCI people I know in Oslo.
    TH 12, 43 years post

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    I work at home and I am my own boss.

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    I work as well, but only part-time at the moment. Even though I am only 10 months post-injury, I think going back to work has helped me in a lot of ways and am going to try to continue working as for as long as I can, while I can. Also, going to work has become easier for me now that I am independant enough to drive myself to and from.

    I think the harderst part about working for me right now is trying to manage my work schedule with doctor appointments, therapy, etc.

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    i wish i could work.how can i do this when i need assistance 24 h a day?
    i cannot transfer alone ,i cannot cath alone ,i am leaking like hell ,spasms and neuropathic pain as well .i have tryed most of medication to get rid of those symptoms did not work.i am very sad because of this.
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    Adi Chicago. Very sorry for your troubles and understand some of the frustration, but if you could, what would you have liked to do. Which field I mean, like working with machines, computers or humans etc. Do you have a special field of interest? Well, you could have many which are good; I saw here in one thread of yours you liked reading and reading books from acknowledged writers throughout history. Could this path be something to pursue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woman from Europe
    So I don't work even if I want and it is the same for the rest of the SCI people I know in Oslo.
    I’ve told you before, go west

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leif
    Adi Chicago. Very sorry for your troubles and understand some of the frustration, but if you could, what would you have liked to do. Which field I mean, like working with machines, computers or humans etc. Do you have a special field of interest? Well, you could have many which are good; I saw here in one thread of yours you liked reading and reading books from acknowledged writers throughout history. Could this path be something to pursue?
    leif,thanks for your question.
    i think that i will start to write a book about my life and how i became paralysed.i think that a lot of people after reading my book will be shocked seeing what happend to me .
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