I absolutely love the Adirondacks...you were lucky to be there.
As for telling people, my husband hasn't told work, but it should be obvious to them that he has a problem. Frustratingly, some of those people have suggested that he is lazy....dragging his feet to get places, taking the elevator, not being fast on the stairs. That makes me angry for him, but he really can't declare anything at work, as we just aren't secure in the position yet.
The people who do know (no one from work), seem to pretend it's no big deal. They don't ask many questions.