09/01/17 28 Months Day 906 Post Op
Not the greatest start to 2017 that largely down to my right knee and hip problems! I have been volunteering at the young people’s autism group for 2 years in April and been doing one to one for the whole session. The Leader has no concerns about my mentoring skills and ready for employment as the organisation has increased funding in 2017 that can now take on more playworkers and service users at the various clubs throughout the Birmingham region.
My right knee and hip problems is a concern right now, ideally staff have to be physically fit or can become a safeguarding concern! An example if a service user ran off I could not give chase and the club do lots of sporting activities that I am physically unable to do as I cannot walk quickly or run. It is frustrating and stressful as I know I can do the job to a high standard, the club I help out at are looking to employ a new playworker and already known by staff and service users and someone autistic does not like new faces. They have known me well, it is my knee and hip problems that is stopping me getting a paid job.
I have qualifications in horticulture and could do a gardening job but it flares up my right knee and hip. I was offered a job during the growing season starting from March 2017 to maintain people’s garden by the Director of the autism charity shop. I had to turn down the job offer due to my on-going right knee/hip injury.
I have got a date for the MRI scan on Friday 27th January 2017 @15:50 for both my right knee and hip with the results on Tuesday 31st January when I see the Sports Medicine Doctor. Hopefully this time round the MRI scan comes back positive that show something concrete to try and fix or at least ease some of the pain and discomfort and increase my mobility so I can finally for fill my dream job.
Will remain positive and try not to let the setbacks mentally torment me by carrying on volunteering for adults and young people with additional needs at the various clubs I help out at.
Happy New Year, hopefully 2017 us KneeGeeks can get out knee problems sorted out. [email protected]