I've recently been diagnosed with Parkinsons - and this is all fairly new to me. Apart from treatments / surgery ( potential ) / medications, one of my chief concerns is my employment outlook.
Are there any government ( or other ) agencies that I should register with now before my situation becomes worse? I still have a large chunk of mortgage and if I can't work I can't pay...with all that that implies.
Basically should I register my condition / register disabled now in the prospect that I will be unable to A) get a job, B) be actually able to work. I'd rather see what my options are now before it becomes too bad!
I work on a freelance basis, with jobs lasting approx 3 to 4 months. Each job I get i have to be interviewed, and there will likely be up to 12 people after the same job. I find interviews somewhat stressful situations and it is these that bring on my tremors.
I'm concerned that I'll be bypassed for jobs because of this - and as word gets around ( it's a small world ) that I wont even get called for an interview.
What sort of help is out there for PD sufferers?
Many thanks - this is a bit of a worry to me!