As of Wednesday I will not be receiving a wage or Statutory Sick Pay because I have now been off work for six months. You can’t imagine how guilty this makes me feel, but I have to remind myself that there is no way that I could get through even a day there. I’d end up right back in hospital like I did in December and January.
My next meeting with them is in September; I think that will be the decider. I hate to admit it, but part of me feels like I need to put that period behind me and move on to something else, a fresh start. I quite often feel like that after a flare – sudden motivation to do something bigger and better – and it’s usually worked out for me.
Anything could happen between now and September though; until then I’m waiting on them to fill in a form and forward it on to me so that I can apply for ESA. Now that should be fun.