Hi All....i have just started the process of ill health retirement from my job as a Nurse Specialist in the NHS....i have Polands syndrome from birth and Fibromyalgia diagnosed in 2008. From the Polands i have scoliosis and arthritis in my spine and lots of pain. The Fibro gives me multiple problems of pain, stiffness and chronic fatigue. I have struggled on for the last 3 years, had lots od changes to my job, reducing my hours, working from home and being flexible. The trouble is that the brave face i have been wearing is slipping and im now struggling with even getting up in the morning. ...work have been great and very supportive. HR and my manager support my ill health retirement as does the Occupational Health Dr and my GP. I an anxious about the process as i have no experience of what may or will happen...ita taken months to realise that I cannot carry on doing the job i love.
Does anyone else have an experience of the process and how long it may take..