If finances are not a big factor, do you feel that being away from job expectations help our circumstances?
Freeing us up to rest, exercise and follow our own body's cues on a lifestyle that is best for us.
I have to work. That being said-I am not as on point as I was before I got sick. I am OVERWHELMINGLY fatigued. I am foggy at times. It takes me longer to get my work done. Which means I work more hours because the workload expectation hasn't changed and won't.
SoI don't have time to do the things that my Dr says would make me feel better. I can't fit in PT or water therapy or Yoga classes when I work 10 to 12 hours per day.
Yes I haven't been able to work since 1999 money 💵 was a problem until I was approved for SSDI if I had to work it would be terriblely stressful just to get there and back. Being home 🏡 all the time ⌚ lets me do things at a slow pace. I have mourned the active person I used to be and have finally made peace with my current situation. Now it's my choice of what I'm able to do and when.
I could no longer be creative, focused or as productive at work. When I realized my contributions to the work place and clients were suffering, and with the prolonged recommendations from my doctors, I took a medical retirement. But, it took years to get accustomed to not working-I initially felt I wasn't a productive person...
For me, retiring was the best choice, as the pros outweighed the cons. I had to learn other ways to contribute other than 50-60 hr weeks!
I think it would help me. I spend most of my time away from work trying to build enough energy to go to work. It's hard to make it through most days, but I do. I'm trying to work as long as I can.