I have been desperately holding onto my job and have been very reluctant to make changes that make me seen as different.
I work as a nurse and I have changed jobs so that I'm not on the wards and it's less physically demanding although my position is fixed term ending in March.
I have severe refractory asthma and my consultant has told me that there is nothing more they can offer me currently. I'm still bouncing in and out of hospital with ICU admission and if I'm being perfectly honest I'm knackered both mentally and physically.
I am lucky enough to have an employment support worker who has suggested that I look at reducing my hours and shifting the balance of my life but this just feels horribly scary. She wants me to start collecting evidence for PIP.
What has others experience been of reducing hours at work and going through the process of claiming benefits. I'm terrified of the whole process if I'm honest