I was working up until late 2012, when I had to leave work as I just couldn't manage it any more, I was kind of pushed into the decision by my employers...
I thought I would find something part time but my health got worse and my GP suggested I stop looking and go on illness benefit until I feel fit enough and he considers I am ready to work again.
Despite this and the fact that I am worse now than I was then, I was called for assessment by the social twice and then told my benefit was being stopped as in their opinion I am capable of work.
We are appealing, along with hundreds of others and from what I hear most people are not winning appeals!
I cannot afford to not work and receive no benefit, so it is looking like I will have to try find some sort of work. I am a bit worried and a bit scared as although I would love to be out working and meeting people again (I worked in retail and customer service, which is a lot of standing and some heavy lifting) I really don't feel I will be able for working.
Is anyone here managing to hold down a job with this illness and how do you do it?
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