Hi, I'm seriously considering applying for ill health retirement from my teaching job. I'm 55 next February .
Finished treatment for breast cancer in March 2022 (lumpectomy, chemo, radiotherapy , Herceptin and taking Anastrozole).
I went back to work guns blazing but developed a severe form of asthma called eosinophilic asthma. I'm currently under the respiratory team at my local hospital and the first drug they've given me hasn't worked. I'm waiting to hear about a second type of injection in January.
Im constantly coughing, breathless, I have a hoarse and croaky voice. Teaching is hard as I struggle to project my voice. My sleep is affected as I wake up coughing so I'm permanently exhausted.
I've had a lot of time off work over the past 20 months with a stay in hospital.
Anyone successfully done this?