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chatted with my insurance rehabilitation consultant

I talked to the fellow who is the rehabilitation consultant with my insurance company. He said my insurance company is interested in sending me to a place in the city two to three times a week that specializes in nutrition and exercise. I actually think this is a pretty intriguing idea. There is nothing wrong with either concept when it comes to chronic illness certainly. The problem is getting there two to three times a week. As in driving into the city. As in driving with migraines, likely triggering acute ones, possibly with visual issues... and the worst offense is the vertigo problems. I told him to hold off on it for a bit because my neuro also wants to work on the exercise angle and is, first, treating the vertigo. And partially the medication is having an effect. At least it is definitely having an effect on the drop attacks and floor instability feelings which are greatly reduced... unless I am a passenger for a trip into the city, which does tend to trigger that a little. And I still get internal vertigo. So I am not too sure it is a consistent enough improvement for me to be able to handle motion triggers regularly and be able to drive around, without spacial perception getting all wonky or getting a sudden drop attack or when I arrive having more issues and then not being able to leave. However I am optimistic about the improvement. Yet even if it does improve I rather do not like driving into the city with migraines. Your focus is compromised with pain and I am unfamiliar with that enviroment. In town it is not too much of an issue but add in a lot of traffic and unfamiliar roads and it can be rather ... well, lets just say not good at times.

Yet I will have the treatment the neuro has planned. And I do have the pain clinic lined up coming up soon as well. All along the same timeline. So no need to throw something else in there quite yet. I am open to it especially if I can dampen the vertigo significantly. I like the idea of guidance in the nutrition department along with whatever I will have going on in the exercise department.

Also he mentioned that if I do not want to return to my previous career that they are willing to pay me out to peruse something else. He asked if I believed I was ready for something like that. I am not... at this time. I wonder though if I engage in all these programs to improve my overall wellbeing that I might see enough improvement to work again in some capacity. I feel optimistic about that idea. I suppose we will see about that. I mean I certainly have at least seen some progress with the vertigo and that is at least something. If I do take this payout I then have to decide what should I do and what Can I do?

I cannot have a 9 to 5 job that is inflexible or I will end up where I was even if I see improvement it will diminish rapidly in that sort of enviroment. In perfect conditions improvement will be awesome, but work is not perfect conditions. While not working I notice improvement just from lack of sleep deprivation.

So either I find a job in my field that offers that sort of flexibility which are very few and far between. Or I retrain for a different job that does offer that sort of flexibility. So the question is what sort of job can you retrain for that you can either telecommute for or do in a home office on a contract basis? If I can figure this out before hand I could perhaps do some prelearning for free.

I have never really thought about this before. Well not since I went to university with a goal in mind that migraines rather interfered with that is. So I have a few degrees but they are of little use for work at home. I will look at a site I use and see what sort of jobs are posted for freelancers to see what sort of work is available.
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