Hi everyone, I am 55 years old,
I suffered VM and Encephalitis June 2nd 2019.
I work for a local authority and have done for 25 years.
I have been off sick since and am still suffering massive side effects which include:
Morning head fog( take a while to focus on daily tasks ahead)
Hearing issues including when quiet sounds like a tumble dryer
Massive body fatigue
Body aches and pains
I’m hoping you all can help me.
Work and myself have had to come to a decision that I will be dismissed on I’ll health grounds. This has not helped with my anxiety and stress levels as I never expected to come to terms that I may never work again.
I am lucky in a way that I have been in the LGPS dice my career started, however I still have a mortgage and family to look after and need to maximise my pensionable payments as much as I can until pensionable age of 67.
Are there any professions out there that can help or any others that can share there long standing issues with me or have been through the same or similar circumstances with there employers.
Like most sufferers it’s very difficult to explain the issues to professionals doctors and specialists include, to maximise my pension allowance so that me and family get by I need to confine a pensions doctor that my symptoms exist and am unable to work now or possibly anytime in the future. I’m not asking or trying to make a fraudulent claim however it’s really difficult to get people to understand.
Does anyone also know whether benefits can be claimed for this illness. Never had to claim anything in my life before and this is very stressful for me being in this position, my family are suffering my reaction to this as well
Please is there any help out there
Happy to post my email address if I get any responses
Stay well and stay safe