Morning fellow MSers.
Just after a bit of advice.
I am now 14 weeks into this damned relapse and in the last week am now sufferering a lot of headaches. My walking has not gotten significantly better either. I took a day and a half off last week from work as I am finally starting to realise that sometimes I am pushing myself too much.
I work in a small team in a large head office, one member is on holiday this week and the other member only works Wednesday to Friday. I am working from home as I finally have a work laptop so can log into the network but probably should not be doing that as still suffering the headaches and feel so exhausted. However, if I were to not bother to work, I would feel guilty. I struggle to get it into my head that I am unwell. I was brought up that time off from work/school etc was for stomach upsets/24 hour bugs etc.
I am 34 and have worked since I was 17. I was disgnosed with relapsing remitting MS almost 3 years ago and am finding it difficult to undo 14 years of work ethos. I still always try to keep going as I always think that a) I am not going to give in to this sodding affliction and b) there is always someone far worse off.
Just wondering who else has/is suffering from this pang of guilt and how best to learn to step back.