I have been on disability for many years. I have thought about going back to work, so I discussed the idea with my therapist. When I do go back to work, I would need to start slow, probably with only about 10 hours a week, and I would need to work from home. I brought this idea up to my therapist, and he did not like it. He doesn’t think I’m ready to go back to work.

I miss the feeling of satisfaction that you get from working. I know I’ll go back to work some day, at least I hope so, I just don’t know when.

5 thoughts on “Disability and Work

  1. yea, it can imagine it would easy to be hard on yourself when not feeling productive as society defines it. been there, done that, doing it again today.

    have you thought about then intermediate step, volunteering? find something that would bring your joy. from what i know of you, animals would be a good example. find an organization that could use a couple hours a week, move to five, then eight, then ten. that would be the proof for 10 per week and move from there. it would be a bunch of baby steps for taking a bigger leap.

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  2. Being on long term sick and or disabled and wanting to return to work can be daunting for many reasons. Are you ready? Maybe volunteering as previous writer states and that will be a good indicator. But what you have suggested 10 hours in your homes a great idea although is it worth your while working? I don’t know which part if country you are from so all govt have different working policies x

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  3. It’s very difficult isn’t it. In one way I feel like getting back to work would help me to feel useful; on the other hand I’m frightened it’s too soon and I’ll relapse very quickly. My plan is to do some volunteering for a few hours a week first to see how that goes – as its a much lighter commitment than paid work. Have you considered any voluntary work at all? It’s not for everyone but it could be a good, lower pressure, middle-ground.

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