At the end of last year, I went for a cognitive and physical evaluation to determine what type of accommodations I would need in the event I start working again. Some of the findings are below:
Restrictions: Right upper extremity weakness; decreased counterbalancing. Decreased counterbalancing. Significantly below average hand grip strength. Decreased tolerance to bending head secondary to occasional dizziness. Gait dysfunction.
Suggested recommendations: Ergonomic chair, supportive walking shoes and more…
I take occasional breaks when volunteering. I notice I get more tired when processing information such as data entry in Microsoft Excel….This also happens when I’m organizing the food pantry closet at the other organization where I volunteer once or twice a month.
And of course, there’s the occasional shunt and head pain issues. This week while volunteering, I the head & shunt pain was minimal. The cold increasingly cold weather the last few days is causing throbbing and pain from my medical device.
|Super Mario Brothers 3 from TV.
When home, to distract myself from the discomfort, I turn to the occasional escape through video games. I’m not talking about the classic edition console currently sold in stores. I mean the original 8 Bit system.
A digital vacation from chronic illness helps, along with art
( when I have the energy ) and reading.