“Does anyone else have to choose jobs based on proximity?” Yes. Although now that has been deemed irrelevant as I have been told I can no longer work. My situation is not directly related to narcolepsy but rather a brain injury, which affects my sleep and my awake hours. I have endured a few neurosurgeries, each one having more of an impact. Prior to the last few surgeries my role involve vast amounts of travel with lots of driving. But post surgery I had to reduce the amount of travel time dramatically, this meant I needed to change my role. I had made the change and done so ‘fairly’ well, but then required yet more surgery and this restricted my driving even further.
The dr’s have now deemed that I can no longer work and this has been very difficult to accept. In fact, one I do not like to admit to, it is something I battle with to this very day. I hate it. I had a role I truly enjoyed and to have that taken has been a huge adjustment. I tried to ignore it and just push on through, but that was a VERY bad idea. It did me more harm than good. The reality of it all is that I have no control over any of it and that too has been hell to accept. But life goes on and we have to learn to adjust and move forward, if anybody tells you that is an easy process, they are wrong, very wrong. As I say I still battle with it today, years after.
Merl from the Moderator support Team