I've been to the pain clinic and was told that the pain I was getting from my neck down to my fingers and any were between was nerve pain caused by having tender nerves and if I carried on working I would only get worse. I'm on 20 microgram butans patches of morphine, Oramorph, Gabapentin, Paracetamol, and Amitryptiline. I've just come back from the hospital on Bus which hurt me quite badly. I have to work 16 hours on Checkouts which is still causing me a lot of pain so of the items are to heavy for me, but I have been told if I stop working I will get next to nothing. My brother does all the house work and garden and he never complains. I lost my trade as a Cabinet Maker in 2000 due to doing a job in 1985 for a year which put to much stress on my hands. At that time you could only get competitive stress injury unless you had been typing for 30 years, so I did not get a penny. By 2004 I was working at the Supermarket which I am currently at. (I can't say there name because they said we would get the sack if we mentioned on the Internet) In 2005 I jarred my neck getting a box down and had two weeks of sick, when I got back I got a warning so I told them I was going make a claim which I won because they didn't want a judge to see the photo's I had taken of me standing next to the loads as they came in. Years later I find myself with Osteoarthritis in my neck. I've been trying to get work with The Work Company and Futures to try and get some further training so I can get into Administration but after 18 months there is nothing out there. I am willing to go back to working full time and not be a burden on society but the government for does not want to get back into full time employment. Is there anybody out there who as any ideas of what I could do about this situation as I don't think it will be long before I pass out with pain or strangle one more nasty customers we seem to get like the one who threw my closing sign on the floor because I had finished my shift. By the way I'm pretty big and you can't tell there is something wrong with me by just looking at me.
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