Welcome to the club!!! Lol all joking aside, I am a career firefighter/medic with 16 years on the job. Was diagnosed in August of 2013. Have been able to continue so far. Have seen a large increase in sick time use since. It's rough, the fatigue of doing 24 hour shifts sucks. But I look at it this way, I'll rest as soon as I get off shift. I may be flawed in my thinking but what else can I do? My dept has recently started light duty, I have plans of trying that when I get my next flare. I am a 40 year old male, have just under 8 years left till I can get out and I am gunning for that. I am very optimistic and I keep my coworkers appraised of my health. I am very open with them about it. They all keep an eye on me and I wouldn't want it any other way. Please ask me anything and I am here for you. It's a very scary time in your life and if I can help you, I would be honored.