I have just given notice to my 1 job as a support worker as I feel that I can no longer carry out the duties. Last year I saw the rheumatology consultant who organised xrays. My knees show wear from osteoarthritis, poor grip and nodules on fingers. My daughters (11) helps me shower on bad days and her n My
Partner do the cooking. Yet I was advising as a support worker. In the last 12 months my health has plummeted. I can bearly walk, swollen fingers are worse, Spurs on palms, can’t straighten knees yet I’m still working on checkout in a supermarket as I can slide the items with my inner wrist. Colleagues or customers pick up heavy items. I would work full time if I could continue to. I’m filling in my PIP reassessment form and feel useless but a fraud for applying. My meds make me exhausted, I get up at least 2 hrs before my shift if I’m in before 11am so I can have meds and able to move my joints. I use aids all over the house from cutlery to toilet aids. Does anyone else feel crap like this??