Rick has a new JOB!!

Folks,

UPDATED: 

Folks - Rick decided that he can't work all day sitting down for 8 hours as it negatively impacts his fitness and health.  The company he was working for wouldn't allow him to work from home, which is more than a bit silly.  They also wouldn't allow him to work on his own schedule so he could continue with the activities he needs to do in order to maintain and hopefully improve his physical fitness.

He proposed that they allow him to work on a commission only basis as a "consultant."  We shall see.

The really positive news in all this - is that Rick has proven to himself that if he wants to - he can work in a Sales Capacity of some sort.  That is primarily a talking job - and he has a lot of talent in that area.  If the firm in question doesn't accept his proposal - some other firm will, sometime!

In the meantime - his health and physical fitness is a much bigger priority!

Best & Highest Regards,

Tom C

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ORIGINAL POST:

I would guess that many folks here know just how seriously disabling Rick's MS has become.  He is fully wheelchair bound - and needs help with daily activities from an in home care provider.

However - he is still able to talk - and can be very eloquent and persuasive.  He started a new JOB today - as a "Sales Development Representative" for a Software firm!

It is an entry level position - but is a very decent opportunity with a nice base pay and a commission plan.  Far more than he is getting from SSDI.  I've never believed that Rick should let his MS stop him from being sucessful - and this new JOB helps to prove that to him!  I do have to help him into and out of his car (e.g. follow him to work etc.) - but this is a phone job.

Here's hoping that we continue to see stabilization (no new lesions on his latest MRI!) - and if we are fortunate enough - improvements in his abilities!

My very best & highest regards, and best wishes for as smooth, fast and complete a recovery to all here.

Tom C

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Congratulations Rick! Well done that young man. And well done to his Dad for all the support and encouragement over these last years. I bet that news bought a tear to your eye. He may not ever run a marathon but he looks like he will make the journey to self-sufficiency. You, Tom, will be freer to devote time to your own needs.

Please pass on my regards to the young chap.

Smile

G.

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln<

Well done Rick... I expected nothing less from you... upwards and onwards

Regards

D

The Greatest Risk of all is Not taking the Risk...

Congrats Rick.

Hope the journey is more straighter and smooth now ; Tom you deserve all the happiness. My best wishes to you !

Samit

Hope is the best thing.

Well done Rick!  Thankyou for posting this Tom.....................................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

We are all happy for you and Rick Tom, and share your joy :-)

great news,congrats  Rick  Tom

Folks,

Thank you for all of your kind comments and encouraging words.  Rick is very enthusiastic about getting back into the workforce and earning a living.  He's thinking of the future with a much more positive outlook than he has had for some time.

Best & Highest Regards,

Tom C

Proud Parent of Rick - R started CAPi in Nov. 13. Small measurable improvements as of 7/14, more by 10/14.  Holding Steady in early 2017.  "I will leave no stone unturned, no theory unexamined, to help my son." Tommi

Great News!Laughing

From Rica to Rick

Great news!  Maybe even better is that you have no new lesions.  Keep it up!  We know what you are going through.

Rica

3/9 Symptoms returning. Began 5 abxi protocol 5/9 Rifampin 600, Amox 1000, Doxyi 200, MWF Azith 250, flagyli 1000 daily. Began Sept 04 PPMSi EDSSi 6.7 Now good days EDSS 1 Mind, like parachute, work only when open. Charlie Chan  In for the duration.&am

I agree with Rica: no new lesions are the best news of all!...................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

That's all fantastic news Tom. Congrats to Rick - ever onwards and upwards!

Keep an open mind... just not so open that your brain falls out.

Diagnosed with RRMSi in Devon, UK on 09/01/2015. Updates pending.

Thank you all!  My darn computer is broken so I typed this on a phone.  No new lesions is indeed huge...

Best & highest regards

Tom C

Proud Parent of Rick - R started CAPi in Nov. 13. Small measurable improvements as of 7/14, more by 10/14.  Holding Steady in early 2017.  "I will leave no stone unturned, no theory unexamined, to help my son." Tommi

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