I really need some advice. About three years ago I had spinal fusion surgery in my lower back (they had to go through the stomach). I was off work but had been taking time off work anyway for a list of other problems - from migraines, fatigue, extreme brain fog etc.
It took two years for me to recover from the surgery but in that time I accepted a redundancy from my job.
I was working in a management position in central London and I knew they wanted to get rid of me because of my health issues. It was a full on position but I was good at my job before all these things started going wrong.
A year ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and there was an improvement in my health once I started medication and went gluten free. However, I'm having extreme anxiety and panic attacks. I've lost all my confidence to the point where I'm thinking I'm not good at anything. I'm looking for work but the last interview I was in the room for two minutes and had major brain fog. I couldn't answer any questions and could hardly speak. I apologised and had to leave. It was humiliating. I'm only looking at jobs which are minimum wage and I am still not confident I can do them. I used to be on a very high salary working in technology.
I really have to get a job but after not working now for three years I just feel hopeless. My husband is having to take care of everything. I'm also worried that once I start working I'll only have to take time off due to migraines, extreme brain fog and other Hashimoto symptoms.
Has anyone else had similar experiences. I could really use some advice. I don't know how to get my life back now.