I was diagnosed with Endometriosis at 16 years old and I'm now 18. In July last year I took up an apprenticeship in healthcare and I love my job and dont kind the £3.00 an hour wage! Unfortunately in November I became ill due to Endo and needed further laparoscopy to see what was going on. I got an infection and had 3 weeks off work UNPAID! In December I was told I needed further surgery due to abnormal results on previous biopsies taken. Since then I have become increasingly unwell and in and out of hospital, needing time off work and eventually being signed off. I've now had my surgery and will need a further 4 weeks off work for recovery. My workplace haven't been very helpful with my situation and apart from being scared that they will fire me, I also can't afford to have the time away from work as I live independently with my partner who also works. Although his wage is good, its struggling to cover our costs and im worried we may lose our home. Is there anything I can do to or any advice people can give me in my situation. I've had to use all my annual leave so I get some kind of wage and now I have none left I am penniless. I feel awful, my life is a struggle from day to day with this condition and now im stuck in this stressful predicament. I panic every night and cant sleep with worry. Any help would be appreciated, im sure someone knows more than me on what im entitled to. I can't afford to give up work and go on benefits and im sure that would do me no good l. Also a new job wouldn't help at the moment as I may need further treatment soon so I couldn't start work and have more time off! I feelstuck! !!
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