What a fantastic article - hits a little close to home, but nonetheless fantastic. I am certainly not near the point that your friend is clearly at, but the basics of it are the same.
I am finally starting to swallow my pride (in tiny bites) and asking some of my colleagues (whom I have worked with for a decade, and love dearly) if they will carry my coffee - because I know it will spill, lift things for me, and help me more if I am physically or cognitively overloaded. Small steps so far - but significant ones for me.
It is a blow to my pride, and the last thing I want to be is any kind of chore to them. So, I offer help in other ways, that save them time where I can - typing, proofreading, writing papers/assessments etc.
I guess once the term starts and I have to be more mobile, it will really show me where I am at, and what I can and can't do.
Please keep those coming - they are inspirational.
Multiple Sclerosis Dx 2001 Craniotomy to clip brain aneurysm 2004. ITP 1993.