I have lived with heart failure for 3.5 years. I recently signed on for JSA for part time work and not too manual. I got an interview with a store, filling shelves, but didn’t get the job. It was mentioned at the interview my ability to physically do the job. The JSA have told me to see my doctor to see if he will put me on ESA as they will assess and advise what I can and can’t do work wise.
I am 58 which it’s-self is a obstacle for getting back to work. I am used to manual work but I think I will have to retrain for other work.
I am still fit with New York class 1 heart failure thingy, but I am unreliable. I am as reliable as my medication allows, what I do today effects tomorrow.
What experience have you had finding work? I know it’s a zillion times easier if you were already working when getting sick. What experience have you had with the doctor about getting a long term sick note?
And on final note I want a job that I will enjoy because like we all know we don’t know what’s around the corner. I have ten years until I retire, ten years is a long time with heart failure.