Reply To: Question for going back to work

November 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm

I was told that I was to avoid stress and absolutely not work. I work from home and have been doing what I can, as I can, because I want to be financially independent again and get off disability. I’m 59, so age is not on my side but I’m stubborn and understand you wanting to get back to your former life. 🙂

My first thought was whether or not you should return to job sites if you don’t have full feeling in your feet and weak knees. Does that pose potential risk of injury for you, if you can’t feel what you’re stepping on? If it makes you feel any better, I can’t bear to stand in one place for too long, either. Kills my feet, ankles and back.

Are you able to start back at reduced hours until you get a sense of your energy and stamina?

To tell you the truth, I am absolutely amazed that you are able to consider returning to work only five months after onset. I applaud your excellent recovery time, though I realize you’re not quite 100% yet. But it sounds like you’re almost there, congrats!