When you have no choice you adapt to whatever comes your way...
So, once you get over denial and all the other emotions that revolve around inmersing your self into something you did not want. You will probably realize how easy it is to do such thing.
When you choose to do certain things you had never pictured yourself in, just to achieve something (the so called "means to an end") you realize how frightening it is the simplicity of certain tasks, and how easy it is to get stuck in it. How easy it is to find your self turning into a stapler, sharpener, highlighter, pen or pencil, your head turning into a computer monitor.
Your life is goes by in automatic.
Your life is an endless routine.
Your life is empty.
But don't worry you still got your retirement!!!