Over the years I've done whatever I could to get by. That included building trucks for IH, serving in the RAF, railway signalman and mercenary (not joking).
Now unable to work by reason of both conditions, and injuries suffered at various times. This year I have discovered the full extent of my health problems. Ankylosing spondylitus has left me with all twelve of my thoracic vertebrae fused into two lumps. Also my spine has been broken, twice. There are further complications to AS which I'm enjoying in all their fullness.
Anyway, to work I would need adaptions beyond what is considered reasonable for an employer to make.
That doesn't mean I do nothing now. I'm a director of a charity that provides group advocacy for mental health service users. The "charitable company", Spirit Advocacy, has 3 distinct organisations under it. Speak - for young people (up to 24 years old) HUG (Highland User Group) - action for mental health, and People First Highland, for learning disabilities.
Also I have helped out with individual advocacy on an ad hoc basis. Mostly this means pointing people at the right services for their problem. I've been somewhat more involved in a couple of significant cases.
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical
minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd
by the clean end"