Mar 28, 2011 - 5:34 pm
My husband David (46) is a federal employee and a US Army Reservist. Diagnosed in October 2010, he has not been back to work until recently (both with the US Army Reserves and his federal job).
Since the diagnosis, David has had such a hard time keeping track of time, his things, events, etc... mainly short term memory items. I fear for him when he goes to work and think that it has to be a true testiment of strength for him to overcome his fears and go into a workplace where he can't remember much of what he used to do and the routines that are accomplished there. I truly admire him for wanting to go back and I believe it gives him a sense of relevancy.
We have three kids and I know they are proud of him as well... my question is how many of you are faced with the decision of going back to work or going on disability or retirement?
We are just so unsure of what to do... I should say, I am unsure of what to do... I feel like I am managing everyone else's lives but my own sometimes.
Thanks for your input!