I am about to celebrate 25 years of running a small business as a migraine sufferer. Looking back over time I can see that my periodic collapses - 2 days once a month at my best more frequently when stressed or tired - forced me to adopt a collaborative method of working, never doing anything alone but always working with a partner, rationing my time and being very disciplined about what I committed to. These reluctant compromises have left me with a wealth of business collaborators who have become friends, better overall health than colleagues who worked flat out and a much stronger business than I could ever have developed by myself. I would be very interested to hear examples of how other people have combined work and migraine and the compromises they - and their employers - have had to make. Does modern technology make it easier or harder? What about worklife balance and is there a tipping point where you are just too sick for too much of the time for any kind of work to be possible? We are holding an open seminar in Milton Keynes at the OU on 23rd September to discuss these topics and would be very glad to hear from you,
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