Every disability is different, every individual dealing with a disability deals with it differently. As I said in my original post, I simply use the word, 'disabled', as a commonly understood communication marker, not an expression of my own, or anyone else's, mindset or lifestyle.
I, like so many others, including many I am sure on these forums, have seen and dealt with the consequences of people making unwise choices about what they were or were not capable of doing, when under the influence of, amongst other things, prescribed medication.
Being now disabled myself and, like others above, facing taking a large amount medication every day, I thought that from a perspective of having been on both sides of this fence, and not seeing the topic covered elsewhere, I would simply post a quiet reminder of an easily too often occurrence.
I am not for one minute suggesting changing ones lifestyle, nor am I unaware of the aids and techniques available for making ones life easier, when, in this case, woodworking. I use them myself.
The vast majority of people are indeed sensible of the effects of medication, for the vast majority of the time. But we are still all just human.