Hi, as Val has already mentioned you're able to receive DLA even working full time. If you are happy and want to work I'd say keep working. I went back to work for a while but my job could be stressful as part of my job was dealing with student's problems. (I worked at a further education college) I applied for early retirement. Glad to read you are feeling so well. x
Good luck with your decision making. I know what you mean about the difficulty of planning. I am the same age as you and also had my primary and secondary diagnoses in the same years. I do an office job too but find parts of mine quite stressful, although I do have fun at work from time to time. I don't feel that I have the choice to cut down or stop work because of finances and my employer won't give me ill health retirement yet, but if I could I think I would go part time.
Hello, You can be in receipt of DLA while you are working. There is an upper age limit but not certain what it is.I think you should contact a Mcmillan Nurse or a BC nurse to see if you are eligible to apply for the benefit.
Your work....It depends on what kind of work you do and I suppose age enters into the equation too. Sorry do not feel able to give any advice here. I was diagnosed with extensive bone mets in 1999 and was in extreme pain at the time but thankfully it is under control now.
Retiring early was the best thing I ever did (for me) as it has allowed me to spend time with my family and do things that I may not be able to do in the future as the disease progresses.
Wishing you all the best and good luck with your decision making. Sorry I cannot be of any more help. Val