Well some of you may have heard me bitching about my various medical conditions. One of them is when my feet/hand gets to hot and I have to shove them in ice water or something. Let us clap for the dermatology nurse practitioner! Because after a decade I finally have an answer [link]
This is a big deal for me because this is the thing that makes me:
-Unable to walk long distances (less than half a mile)
-Do any real exercise other than for example swimming, because it will keep me cool
-Stand for an hour or more
-Sleep in a lot of cases, it is really fucking hard to sleep when you feel like someone has put your feet in the oven
-as of recently, write/draw properly. During bad flare ups I can't bend fingers on my hand anymore.
If you can probably guess, the first three of those things are required for a lot of jobs. The brief time I held a job at walgreens I would have to run off somewhere every time no one was looking to sit down on a pile of boxes a built or in the bathroom because my feet were in pain, burning, and bright purple. If I had been caught doing this I would have been fired. Most retail jobs require being on your feet the entire 6+ hour shift and that is more than I can do by a lot. Hopefully this diagnosis will get me some sort of disability help that will at least require all employers to supply me with chairs.