I was just wondering if anyone could offer some advice or just any experience they have with this.
I have recently been diagnosed with RRMS but I am currently in the second quite debilitiating flare up I have experienced and this is the second time in a year that I have had to take substantial time off of work. I am begining to question whether I should be working as it seems to be for weeks at a time that I have to be absent and I am not really able to do my job.
Which is a harsh light of day for me because I love working, I am considering giving up work over the summer and taking some time to recouperate but I am worried that taking time off work due to sickness will make any future opportunities of work difficult, also I recently met up with a CAB officer who made it seem like claiming DLA (I know is being replaced soon) would be quite difficult with such a fluctuating disease. I have put in a claim for the lower end of the allowance but this is very little to live on and I am unsure whether I will be eligible for this?
A lot of the time I am able bodied, I get around OK but I get very tired and have balance issues due to dizziness and poor vision which seem to be a constant that flare up at different times of the day which makes work pretty difficult… Thanks for reading and any advice or just general pointers would be really useful…