Hello, I would be grateful for any advice/experiences on continuing to work at full capacity with PD.
I am due to go through a promotion process at work next month but found out in January this year that I have Parkinson's. After a couple of months of tests and consultations I am now on medication (pramipexole) that seems to control my symptoms well. I am able to function pretty well in the office though, as I typically work 48-50 hours per week, I do still get tired from time to time. My job currently involves managing multiple IT projects and teams for various clients across London and the UK.
Am I crazy to consider going for promotion to the next level, given this could be more demanding, more pressure and possibly more travel? As a 47 year old, I still need to work for another 8-10 years to pay off the mortgage etc. before I can afford to retire, and part of me thinks that I should play it safe: stick with my current role with a view to gradually winding down through a flexible work arrangement if and when my symptoms start to get worse. However, my boss knows about my condition and he is still very supportive of the promotion with a sort of "you only live once" attitude.
Any thoughts and anecdotes much appreciated!