Ahh, I am sorry. It is always so difficult to accept what our bodies are telling us we NEED to do when we still WANT to do it all. I am very fortunate - my husband owns a small business and I work in the office. So my health dictates how much I work on any given day. But, up until a year ago, I also watched my granddaughters (now 3 1/2) full time. It was simply too much. All my free time was spent sleeping! And I ended up in a very long and nasty flare. The girls are now in preschool/daycare and I work in the office 3-4 hours a day. The improvement in my symptoms has been remarkable. I hated admitting it, but I simply had to cut back.
It sounds like quite a few people are concerned about you overextending yourself given your current health. It is wonderful to have that kind of support. Perhaps you could look into some kind of part time work if your employer would agree?
Hope you are feeling well.
Take care, Fran
Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies, asthma, GERD
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR, CellCept, Zantac, Bactrim, Q-Var, Restasis, Albuterol
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex, Daily Vitamins.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Tylenal, Vicodin, Prednisone.