Hi all, so I've been struggling with sle and APS mainly joints and ridiculous fatigue for a long time now and really struggling with just my 12 hrs a wk nursing hrs. I've been off sick since jan and applied for ill health retirement (I had previously tried to look at it b4 but occupational health nurse talked me out of it saying that I was too young and that it wouldn't b good for my mental health to not b working). I've had a lot of sick time from work which I really hate as I'm the kind of person who doesn't like people being unreliable. In my job too it's not like there was anyone to cover me as I worked in general practice so had clinics booked so was letting people down which made it worse for me.
Anyway after a few months wait and with the full backing of my gp, rheum consultant and occupational health consultant I have been fully medically retired on tier 2. (My gp made me sound like a donkey that needed shooting in his report!! 😂
I was in shock receiving the letter saying it had been accepted as I didn't think I'd get it despite everyone I know saying I would most of them obviously being medical colleague friends.
So if anyone else is thinking of doing it go for it too as I didn't think I'd get it but I did xx