Well I finally got my ill heath retirement and I can't tell you what a relief it is.
It was not an easy process and the independent occupational health doctor I saw made me feel like I was in court,,,horrid experience.
I am still waiting for my pension...local government...wheels seem to move slowly!
So the long and short of it..I now have a life...I am working hard on my mobility and fitness..Tai Chi, Pilates and Aqua fit! (All for over 50s!) Getting more rest and watching the tennis!
So far so good...miss my teaching job and the kids and staff, but know I have done the right thing.
Going to be poorer in financial terms but will have a richer life without the stress.
Wishing everyone well.