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DMT and my healthcare career?

I am a respiratory therapist and a sleep specialist. I no longer do bedside therapy at a hospital, I currently work in a clinic and do home sleep studies or I talk to patients in a hospital about possibly having Sleep Apnea.
My job seems like it may be eliminated in the near future. If that happens, I don't think I can physically or mentally handle being a bedside respiratory therapist at a hospital again because of my MS (which admittedly is fairly mild compared to some other people).
I am about to start a DMT for the MS (new doctor I saw last week is just waiting on blood work before we start). I am concerned that if I HAVE to do bedside therapy again, I won't be able to because my immune system will be compromised?
Is anyone on here in Healthcare? Can you share experience with your job and being on immunosupressant therapy? I feel like there is a lot of uncertainty right now.

  1. Hi . I don't have healthcare experience, but I do know many people who were able to find jobs in the health care fields that are "out-of-the box" and are less physically demanding than traditional health care jobs. There is so much you can do with your experience and education, including online work from home. Don't undervalue yourself or limit yourself to traditional roles. Here is an article from Indeed about some different possibilities for respiratory therapists: I hope this helps and that your DMT is effective. Best wishes. - Lori (Team Member)

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