For 4 years I have been a payroll administrator, before that I was a DBA, Programmer, Systems Analyst, data entry/customer service agent (all four was for the same company for a span of 2 years, I quit the job), before that a sales associate, and before that a librarian assistant.
Biggest obsticle I have had prior to August of 2008, was dealing with "stupid" people. I showed up to work everyday on time and never called out for a "headache". I had over 120 hours of vacation and 80 hour of sick time accumulated. I took a few days off for vacation every so often, but for the most part I showed up for work.
I think the biggest thing personal obsticle was the "stares" of new people with the companies I work for when they here my CF cough and the frequency of the cough. I did work for a short time for a nonprofit organization, and was fired due to the disconcerting cough. I would have sued, but it would have cost more money to do so, than I would get out of it and it was just a $6 an hour job....
CF people can do anything they put their minds to and not let the stares and those who feel the need to tell us we can't do it bother us. We are strong people and we have just as much to contribute to the world as anyone else.
Go for your dreams.
Diagnosed: Cystic Fibrosis, Diabeties, Osteoporosis, Marcus-Gunn, Hasimotos, Webber's Syndrome, Raynaud's, Reactive airway disease, Aspergillus, 2 strands of pseudomonas, scupluariopsis, ashthma, fibromyalgia, achromobacter xylosoxidans, scedosporium prolificans fungus, basliar migraines, frontal lobe seizures(in two doc's different opinions on this one), Depression
Medications: Too many
Allergies: Everything under the sun
Motto: It will be OKAY