Likely your credit rating will take a hit. Research options like consumer proposal-or if you don;t have any assets to seize being disabled may make you judgement proof.
Type your province and disability programs-you might find help or programs there.
Before your credit takes a dive look at options to waive loan payments or refinance mortgage.
Friendships-once you do not have a useful purpose for their lives, you may no longer be wanted as a friend.
Some may envy you unfairly for having so much free time. Family can also be judgmental. Try to keep a sense of humour. Find a support group-either online or local. Don’t take the rejection personally. Your life is just going through a plot twist.
Loss of self esteem-boredom. You will need to create some structure to your life. Get up at the same time each day,
do what exercise you can, watch out for over-eating. Find ways to reward yourself for building a new life. Find a hobby to keep your mind active. Go on youtube and find meditation videos, or listen to TedTalks. There are courses for free that can be done online (no grade) from Harvard and other top universities. Knit, paint, write a book,blog…
Your marriage. When my husband had his heart attack and was in intensive care a social worker advised us that 50% of marriages end because of illness. The MS Society says 75% of marriages will end after diagnosis. Think of counselling-recognize it is a joint loss-even on the spouse who is not ill. Know if the relationship can not handle the illness you are not alone. Keep a date day, find time to laugh.
Any tips out there on how to keep it together?