I have Bronchiectasis and have to take the mini antibiotics 3 times per week to prevent chest infections. Before I had the scan and referred to my consultant I was constantly coughing up mucus/blood and had repeated infections. Since losing 4 stones in weight and being put on the correct medication I hardly suffer with the chronic cough. However, when I am poorly I struggle to breath and I am breathless quite a lot. It also goes to my Sinuses. I believe my lung problem is worse due to how I am breathing.
My question is: I have a degree in the Early Years and the majority of my work experience is with children in the childcare and education sector. I know from experience that I do pick up a lot of infections from the children. I have been for an interview to manage a nursery and if I am offered the job, do I take it? On one hand I need the job/money and on the other hand I don't want to make my lungs worse/have time off. I don't know about the outcome of the job yet but now I am doubting whether I should take this?
My problem is that I was never told I could possibly claim DLA or Employment Support Allowance. I'm currently on Jobseekers due to my son turning 5 this month - transferring from Income Support onto that benefit. I have booked an appointment with my consultant but the thing is the Jobcentre say I have to take any job and I can't due to health restrictions. If I declare my health problems will I still be offered the job?
Thanks for any replies. Much appreciated.