If you ran a business before you suffered your serious illness, you will probably find that the business suffered particularly if you were the sole operator of a home based business. However, if you are building an online business, then the chances of you being able to keep it running while recovering from an illness, greatly increases.
No doubt, like me, you wondered if you would ever be able to run your business again. Of course, this can depend on just how serious your illness was and what disabilities you were left with.
I don’t know of anyone who actually likes hospital food. It is usually cold and tasteless. And of course it is seldom the type of food that you are used to or like. If you are unlucky enough to find yourself in hospital for a number of days you are bound to be disappointed with hospital food service.
Some hospitals do not even have a kitchen. Frozen food is delivered to them and it is heated for the patients. At least this food is usually hot even if tough and tasteless. Many hospitals do not offer you a choice of food either; too bad if you don’t like what is being offered. If the hospital does not have a kitchen, morning and afternoon tea may not be offered offered either.
After my stroke and brain tumour surgery, I was told to expect to be in hospital and rehab for at least three months.
I was lucky that I had not been left with any major physical disability after the stroke, which made rehabilitation after surgery a lot less than it might have been. My disabilities were all in my head (brain)! My inability to read, not being able to recall names and specific words and my total confusion with numbers, dates, months etc. were the results of my stroke, rather than from the brain surgery.
If you have suffered from a serious illness you will probably struggle at first just to be able to manage normal tasks such as bathing and preparing meals. You will find it very difficult to pace yourself if you run a business, or have a hobby you are very involved with, or look after active children.
As you get stronger though, you will gradually manage to do more and more. Depending on your disabilities (are they physical or mental), they will dictate just how much you will be able to do.
If you run a home based business and you live and work with your family, in the same building, then there is a vary real chance that you will go insane! My husband and I have worked together for years; it has literally taken years for us to work out how to run a business together and still remain in love. It takes a special effort for families working together, but finally my husband and I seem to have worked out the perfect way to ‘work and play’ without friction and stress.