I have written the odd blog before feel I need a fresh viewpoint .
I have pure emphysema(severe) and sleep apnea, I am also a carer for my wife who is quite disabled. I work 25 hours a week as a technician in an aerospace factory,I have been having problems with tiredness recently and I have just taken the last few days off sick (too tired to cope and short of breath) I went to see my doctor who said there is unfortunately nothing more he can do to help, and that maybe I should think about stopping work as I am not really well enough to work and look after my wife. AT the same time the social services dept are threatening to stop my wife's care package as they have budget constraints,and my doctor says that even if i loose my job due to ill health ATOS may still asses me as being able to work. Despite all of this I don't want to stop work! I've always worked, and don't want to give up just yet.
I feel at a loss, if I keep on the way I am, doing two jobs I will become ill,so I will have to stop eventually(but not just yet please) but if I stop work I will be forced to do two jobs by the DWP, I thought I paid NI so that I would be looked after if I became ill not forced to work till I die. I thought the purpose of society was to care for the sick and disabled not vilify them.or am I just feeling sorry for myself as I am a bit down at the moment.? I wonder was life like this in Germany in the late 1930's early 1940's ??