Hello. I was diagnosed with non Hodgkin's lymphoma 2 1/2years ago. I had chemo and developed neutropenic sepsis at the end of the cycle. I went straight from hospital into shielding. Royal mail offered me I'll health retirement at this time but I felt I should wait and see how I cope.
I am now at a point where I feel the job is getting too much for me.(postman) I am walking 10-12 miles a day. My knees are painful when I walk and I have several lumps back around my head, neck and shoulders. (My specialist knows about these and monitor my blood tests every 4 months.
Can I ask for ill health retirement or would I have to go off work and wait to see if they offer it to me? I am due to have blood tests and the specialist will ring me with the results next week.
Any advice would be appreciated.