I hate the new limits that I have to deal with since my chronic illness has progressed. I work in computer support, but I can no longer crawl under desks to work with cables or move screen holders or carry heavy stuff.

computers-113055_1920Luckily, new computers are now very small and go on top of the desk. No more need to get one one’s knees. Unfortunately, there are still a few computers and times when going under the desk is necessary to complete my work. I now have to ask help from coworkers to do this part of the job for me. I hate it. I feel like I’m failing at my job, even if my employer is understanding and doesn’t mind.

I hate it. I feel like I’m failing at my job, even if my employer is understanding and doesn’t mind.

How do you deal with new limitations? How did you come to terms with having to ask help for things you used to do on your own?