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Change of career post diagnosis?

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I am finding, as I get to reset my body and start to know a gluten-free version of me, that my job is a place of stress and angst. I do not want this sort of life any more. I need a job and work environment more in tune with who I am becoming. 

Have any of you found the same happening to you, post diagnosis? How did you handle it? What changes did you make to suit the healthier you?

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>.< Well since cooking all my own food and trying to recreate things from my past in a safe version became a passion I was good at I started selling gluten free baked goods at farmers markets to help pay for my new diet. Sorta evolved over the years to paleo and keto, and I make baked goods, almond butters, and during the market I now set up a tent and cook and serve meals and get chef jobs.

Oddly I also used to work at a Automotive Machine Shop....I ended up with another worker finding my diet and new found corn and diary allergies funny, sorta made a habit of exposing me for a while. I stopped working full time there, but I now bring food over and serve lunch there since it is next door...oddly I pay most my rent this way and still go over there for some odd jobs no one else can do (No one else there knows how to run the boring machine to bore blocks or hone them)

BTW as you heal you will have more energy and be able to do more. I will admit I have issues with HITT  and running/jumping makes me sick. But I go about 10miles a day between the stationary bike, elliptical, and walking, and do resistance and weight training daily.


Diagnosed Issues
Celiac (Gluten Ataxia, and Villi Damage dia. 2014, Villi mostly healed on gluten-free diet 2017 confirmed by scope)
Ulcerative Colitis (Dia, 2017), ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger Syndrome (form of autism)
Allergies Corn, Whey
Sensitivities/Intolerances
Peanuts (resolved 2019), Cellulose Gel, Lactose, Soy, Yeast
Olives (Seems to have resolved or gone mostly away as of Jan, 2017), Sesame (Gone away as of June 2017, still slight Nausea)
Enzyme issues with digesting some foods I have to take Pancreatic Enzymes Since mine does not work right, additional food prep steps also
Low Tolerance for sugars and carbs (Glucose spikes and UC Flares)
Occupation Gluten Free Bakery, Paleo Based Chef/Food Catering

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I love hearing stories how diagnoses led to life-changing career shifts. It ia the small business that really understand the celiac disease community needs. 

It has been around eight years since my  official diagnosis and before that it was over a decade of figuring out why I was sick. My wellness has always been time consuming and something I thought about making a career change for. Yoga instructor and health coach are two of the career changes that are on the back of my mind.  Recently I decided to test the waters and start writing about what I learned to share with the celiac disease community. Such a supportive community with so many resources and such a need for many more. 

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Didn't make a career change because there are a lot of benefits working in the health care system in Norway if you have a chronic disease. I get 24 days of fully paid sick leave each year and because I have a documented chronic disease my employee doesn't have to pay anything when I get sick. The welfare administration pay. There aren't a better place to work as a celiac.
However I changed other things. Like my style of clothes. And I generally stopped caring about what other people think of me. When I got diagnosed I think I realized for real that I can actually get diseases and that I'm mortal. 

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On 1/19/2020 at 1:59 PM, BuddhaBar said:

Didn't make a career change because there are a lot of benefits working in the health care system in Norway if you have a chronic disease.

i think i read norway has the highest % of celiac

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