I've had relapses in the past where I've returned to work full-time way too quickly - hence the 'softly-softly' approach.
But in the past week my boss has been telling me I look really well, while at the same time gently asking me when I think I'll be back in the office full-time.
I've heard MS referred to as The Invisible Disability - I guess this is what they mean:
- I come to work everyday
- I'm very conscientious
- I'm good at my job
- and apparently I look fricking great!
However, when I finish my 4 or 5 hours, I go home and I'm completely beat. Which people don't see.
This doesn't make me special or unusual, and most people reading this will have EXACTLY THE SAME THING happening on a fairly regular basis.
Just sharing, is all.
See the MS Society's excellent 'Fighting Back' report for research into the affect diagnosis can have on MSers careers, amongst other things.