I am increasingly finding work problematic and as with most pain patients sustaining capacity is always difficult. I have spent many years attempting to return to the working environment and see the benefits that the isolation of surviving at home. I watched my life go by and used my downtime to accumulate and develop the best skills I had. The effort needed to sustain my job has increased the rest I need in comparison, it is not hard to recapture how it feels to be excluded from the workplace and the financial implication for my family. The majority of my capacity 80% is needed to continue working so the other element is divided between my active role and a parent father and husband.
My pain has never diminished and my walking is not good in time or distance, considering what we all endure we are doing well and I am questioning the sanity of driving myself to such an extent, we are all familiar with twice the effort for reduced results. I do rest and pace well and encouraged to continue with a developing strategy. We would all like more energy or capacity and I am realistic, I do have the best job ever and to some extent my chronic pain has slowed me down to just manic now, I live downstairs and recognising that even with experience we all need time to reflect and evaluate before continuing on our journey.
How is work going for you.