Best Work-at-Home Jobs for People with Chronic Illnesses

Do you have a chronic health condition such as Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, diabetes, ADHD, or arthritis that prevents you from working a full-time job? Then keep reading; we have a list of jobs for people with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

My Life With a Chronic Illness

Years ago, I worked as a pediatric nurse on a medical-surgical unit at the children’s hospital. While there was a lot of flexibility with this job, and it came with good benefits and pay, it also came with a lot of stress.

I worked 12-hour shifts from 7 PM to 7 AM. Not only is the graveyard shift hard on one’s body, but you also have fewer resources and staff to assist you during these hours.

Over the course of a year, I had seven children crash on me. Seven situations where children were so sick they almost died and had to be transferred to the PICU. This stress, coupled with late hours, put my body into a tailspin.

I went to the doctor to tell him about my symptoms, panic attacks, anxiety, weight gain, chronic fatigue, sleep issues, and gastrointestinal problems, only to discover that I had hypothyroidism. A chronic condition that I will forever have to take medication for and one that often wreaks havoc on my overall well-being.

Living with chronic illness can be a huge challenge.

The good news is there are many part-time jobs, freelance careers, and home-based business opportunities that allow you to set your own schedule, making it easier to earn an income when you have a chronic illness