You could pull back and not take the opportunities that have been offered to you. Choose another field of work and do things that will make your life so much easier. But will you be happy?
Imagine if you pulled out of all your plans, just incase things got worse or because you are just waiting for things to get better and surprise surprise, you go into remission for years and you realise you have made some huge mistakes and missed out in an awsome life.
Personally if it was me, I would continue to make plans as if I was not sick and when things get bad, make some adjustments for the short term. If your future job takes you to other countries and you don't cope, then change your plans. You can always see if you can go back to that job when you feel better.
Don't be one of these people who say "if only". Life is so very much more precious now that you life is so delicate. After all my rambling, what I am basically saying is ... make a HUGE effort to to improve your health and life style so you can do the things you want to do. If you give in the the "I'm sick and therefore cannot do such and such," then you probably will not do those things. If you adopt the attitude of I tried and it didn't work out, then there is no regrets, just heaps of experiences and learning.
Go for it, look after yourself, take some breaks, but NEVER - NEVER - NEVER give up on your dreams and desires. You just have to work even harder to be healthy so you can do some extraordinary things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Diagnosed with Lupus - 22 June, 2010