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  1. Thank you for the post Stephan! My Uncle has been struggling with arthritis for many years and has gone from job to job. Finally he has had a job in sales instead of construction and it helped a lot at first, but from all of the traveling he has developed more arthritis in his neck. Thankfully he is making multiple chiropractic appointments each week but I will pass on your advice as I am trying to help him!

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Hudson!

  2. These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing this.

    It seems that it could be deeply discouraging to feel unable to meet the tasks of the regular workplace. But the alternatives that you’ve provided are better in every way. Flexibility is an extremely desirable way to live and earn income no matter who you are or what you struggle with, but for people facing extra curveballs that health complications have thrown at them, it’s twice as valuable.

    I’m especially interested in your ideas for starting up your own business!

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Jordan!

  3. I like your term ‘invisible illness’ and hopefully, it becomes invisible to the one who happens to be its temporary home. Until then, I’m grateful you wrote this article. It will help affected folks stay clear of incompatible jobs while gravitating toward those occupations that not only minimize the discomfort but which can ultimately provide some time away from work while still making money.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Terri!

  4. Keith Adams says:

    Interesting article. But i only have a few things to add and would like advice on, so please answer. I have OA but it seems that alot of the jobs you list that people with OA can do require some sort of college. Catch-22 with me. I cannot go back to college because i owe on a loan. Cannot afford to pay back. But yet i still need a job in which i can do without schooling while having OA. So what sort of work can i do without schooling that won’t destroy my hip further?

    1. Besides accountancy, none of these jobs require a college degree. For example, plenty of freelance software engineers on Upwork.com learned how to code just by reading books about programming and applying what they learned. In other words, you can pick up these skills yourself without needing a degree. Same goes for affiliate marketing and a host of other careers.

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