I absolutely hated leaving the working world. But it was time when all I did was work and sleep and still felt tired. I didn't know how I would survive without my work - my self-worth & self-respect all came from it! But I needed to stop.
You are so fortunate that your have people concerned about
your QOL enough to sit you down!! If all your good hours are spent working, it's really time to sit down and figure out what is important to you. After all, it really is your decision - but sometimes we need the feedback from others before we see reality clearly.
One thing you might be able to try is a short term disability where the plan is for you to go back to work - you can experience the luxury of more time to take care of yourself and see what your body is really able to do.
Best wishes for clarity in your decision!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde