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Disability Narratives

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Interview excerpt: Going part-time meant John was better able to manage his Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), but he needed the support of his family to do so.

Image representing John© Disability NarrativesYes. It, it's something which is really very relevant. And to be honest, I feel that I can only actually even consider doing an academic career having this, in that I do have the support of my family. And the support of my family in very - you know - many ways, which I'm very grateful for, but. Also that there is some slight financial support from my family. And that essentially helps me to have something approximating the life that I want to lead, that I want to lead. If I didn't have that, I think it would be much more marginal. In that it might just about be possible, but it would be very - very, very tricky. And I don't think that I could perhaps have any realistic expectation that that could be a sustainable way to live.