People tend to watch things over and over again which they consider to be their “favorites” — until the repetition itself becomes monotonous through overexposure. We can all ruin a good thing, can’t we?
We can admire an actor, novelist or some so-called “star” — until we read and learn about their personal lives and realize that appearance doesn’t quite match reality. We can have a favorite scene in a movie or television show and watch it repeatedly — until the uniqueness of it wears thin and we begin to see beyond the wonder by which we were first captivated.
That “identical scene” is something we live in real life, as well — of getting up, taking care of our personal hygiene, commuting to work (except during these recent, pandemic times), seeing the identical scene of working, day after day — until an intervening event disrupts that identical scene, such as a medical condition.
When a medical condition disrupts our lives, those identical scenes become hyper-enhanced to the point where each day is no longer monotonous nor identical, but instead, each scene is a unique frame because of the medical condition itself. That once “identical scene” no longer becomes a favorite one, precisely because of the medical condition itself.
At that point, you need to consider filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS.
Contact a FERS Disability Attorney who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law, and consider whether the identical scene you once enjoyed has now become the dreaded scene of real life.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire