I was finally forced to take ill-health retirement this year (April), I’m feeling a combination of boredom and being trapped due to disability. I am wheelchair bound and have very weak arms so can do little for myself anymore (even typing this is difficult), my wife helps me with a lot of the essentials and the kids (2 & 4 year olds). Although it was great at first to finally recover from the grind of dragging myself into work each day, I really don’t have any clue what I should do with my life. I’m just watching TV most of the tme now and it’s getting mind numbingly boring.
I’m 36 and feel like I’ve done all I can with my life since I’m now as weak as a kitten (I think I’ve left it way too late to stop work, I can’t do the things I hoped to do when I stopped as I’m so immobile); I am trying to help my eldest who has just started school; I can’t easily get out and am not sure where to go. My job was a big part of my life and it’s now gone and I don’t want to suck up what little time my wife has left after looking after the house and kids (she works so hard and earns whatever time she has to herself 10 times over).
What do other people do in this situation as I feel very lost?