For those who went back to work, how did you know you were up to it ? I have been on disability for almost 2 years. I mostly stay home and rest, except when I have medical appointments. I can go out and go grocery shopping a few times a week. I have a specific exercise program that I adapted and I do 8-10 minutes of exercise per week, with lots of rest in between sets (it takes me 45 minutes to exercise 4 minutes). In the summer I can walk for 30-50 minutes 3-4 times a week or bike 1-2 times a week at monitored speed (sometimes I get worse from it). At least last summer I did. Maybe once a month I go out for lunch with a friend. I can read and write. I can work on the computer for a few hours every other day. I have mild/moderate symptoms and have insomnia for 2-3 hours per night between 2-4 times a week. I need to sleep in the afternoon maybe twice a week, sometimes not. If I am not careful, or if I have hard medical tests, I will crash and get worse for many days, usually 3-5 but up to 12. Lately I have noticed I started having brain fog and memory problems, which I didn't really feel before. My psychologist has noticed it too and I was just tested by a neuropsychologist who said there is no way I could manage the job I had before (I was working as a business analyst with lots of responsabilities and stress). I will get a full report in a few weeks and know about my cognitive problems in detail. I know in some areas I am above average but some other areas are really problematic. Because of that I have a feeling I am getting worse, not better. I have been thinking about it for months, it's on my mind 24/7 : should I try going back to work or am I fooling myself, there is no way I can handle a day of being active for 10-12 hours ? What impressions do you get from reading my story ? Should I try ? Working part-time is not really an option because I will lose my disability payments and won't be making enough money to live on.