Season 3 Episode 9: Managing a Career with Autoimmune Disease

Managing a Career with Autoimmune Disease
Managing a Career with Autoimmune Disease

Managing an Autoimmune Disease can feel like a full time job. 

Following the AIP or Wahls Protocol can feel like a full time job. 

Going to all the doctors appointments can feel like a full time job. 

So, what happens when you have an actual full time job on top of this? 

Managing a career while living with autoimmune disease is no easy task. 

Maybe you’ve had big dreams for your career and are starting to wonder if your autoimmune diagnosis is going to prevent you from achieving those dreams. 

Or maybe you’re simply figuring out how you can maintain your current job while still protecting your health. 

That’s why Alene and I are sharing how we navigated the many challenges in our careers while living with autoimmune disease. 

We know that no two experiences with autoimmune disease are the same. 

Whether you’re working in an office or the CEO of your home, we hope you enjoy today’s conversation.

Tune in to learn: 

  • Our career journeys with autoimmune disease
  • How to get your boss and coworkers to understand your needs and support you
  • How to manage expectations when you have a desire to progress in your career but don’t feel you have the energy or health to do so. 

With hundreds and autoimmune diseases and countless career paths, we know that no two journeys are the same. It’s important to honor where you’re on your journey – both health and career wise. 

Give yourself some grace because this road is not easy. 

But most importantly remember that you are not your diagnosis. You can have an amazing life – and career – while living with autoimmune disease. 

Please join the conversation on Instagram at the Autoimmune Besties Podcast page. Your voice and your story matters. 

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