We look in the mirror, but fail to see ourselves — for, much of the reflective image is taken for granted and the thoughts which pervade keep us lost within the internal spheres of our mental lives. We drive for miles and, arriving at our destination point, wonder how we got there, not remembering the turns we took, the traffic lights we obeyed and the mechanical signals we switched on and off.
Out family members — parents, wife, children, etc. — look at and through us, but never do they view the totality of who we are, leaving aside our inability to see ourselves as we are. Then, perhaps, if we are lucky, there is a realization of the reality of the real “I” — jolted by a mirror image, or perhaps someone who actually sees the “real” you.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition can no longer be hidden behind the facade of a pretending “you”, it is time to consult with an OPM Disability Lawyer who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law, and to consider revealing the reality of your situation by admitting first that you can no longer continue in the same way you have.
“Seeing ourselves” is often a difficult task, but a necessary one when the conflict between our medical condition and our careers can no longer be accommodated.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire
OPM Disability Retirement Attorney