A client just emailed me saying that he decided not to take this week off as he’d planned — he’s going to keep working since he’s feeling well (he’s got hypertropic cardiomyopathy). He’s a software marketing executive and he figures he might as well take advantage of it.
I found myself thinking, I guess that’s smart thinking. I do believe you have to be flexible around health – and working. And doesn’t this show flexibility?
But, if we live our lives thinking that we should work when we’re healthy so we can stop when we’re not, we’re still not taking charge of the bus.
His wife and children are home this week — he’d planned to spend a nice quiet week with them. But he’s going to be at the office, cranking out those spread sheets, instead. Because he’s feeling well.
I’m wondering if there’s something that happens to us when we live with chronic illness that makes us think we have to proving something?
When “Perfectly Healthy People” get sick, they take time off, go back to work — and are perfectly comfortable saying they were sick and now they’re back. They plan vacations and take them (mostly). Does that describe you?
I don’t do it all that well, either. Uh oh, I just remembered that I’m on vacation. I’ve gotta’ stop now.