Patchworktogether Spotlight: Monique’s Story
To begin with, could you tell me a bit about your work?
How do you find working from home? Do you have a home office?
Are you more productive when working from home?
Any tips for anyone who might also be dealing with chronic pain and fatigue while working?
Have you ever had to stop work because of your health?
What was your experience when working for these companies? Were they understanding?
How did you get back into work?
What was the most useful support when this happened?
Are you able to be open with your employers about how your health interacts with your work?
How has the recent pandemic environment affected you?
If you could speak to past Monique a few years ago, when you were going through your diagnosis and really poor health, struggling to find work that wouldn’t make your health worse, is there anything you’d like to say to her?
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