I saw the doctor last week for a review of my meds. She suggested that I double them as I was feeling quite bad. It hasnt really helped much. She also told me I need to get back to work. I dont feel able to do this at the moment. I was told I need to have purpose to my day, which I understand.
I told the doctor that I do voluntary work at a local community centre. The good thing about that is if I dont feel well enough to go there then they dont mind if Im not there. I just have to let them know. They know about my health issues and understand.
I go to the gym three times a week and I attend a counselling group once a week.
I dont know why there is this pressure to work for a living. I know there is the financial aspect.
I have applied for benefit which is taking a long time to get sorted out but Im getting an emergency amount which helps. I am aged 49 and have worked for 20 years, so I feel Im only getting back what I have paid in tax over the years.
What do people think about societies attitude to people getting back to work?