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Ill Health Retirement

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Po
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Re: Ill Health Retirement

Thank you for this information.  It was very helpful.  I was diagnosed in June 2018 and my surgery, chemo, radio all finished in January.  I will be getting the biphosphonates every 6 months and I have to get a tummy implant every 4 weeks.  Meeting with plastic surgeon in August to discuss the further treatment I will need - further breast work and hernia op.  I just dont feel that Im physically or mentally able to do the job I was doing but would want something else probably in the future x

ktk
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Re: Ill Health Retirement

Hi Po,  When were you diagnosed?  It is a year since my diagnosis and I finished treatment (surgery, chemo, rads) in November although I will still have bisphosphonate infusions too. I only began to feel able to start exercising and back to any kind of normality at the end of January. I am due to return to work after Easter, but not full time. I have looked into I’ll health retirement but it would restrict what you could do in the future if you feel well enough. Another alternative might be to ask your employer for a settlement, which is based on your salary and years of service. It allows you to leave with an agreed reference for future employment. Kx

Po
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Ill Health Retirement

Hi there, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, had a mastectomy and reconstruction then chemo and radio. Now getting 4 weekly implants and 6 monthly intravenous bone strengthening drugs. I need to have a sleep in the afternoon every day. Has anyone applied for ill health retirement based on this and been successful? I'm 52. Also its been established that I need further breast surgery and I have a hernia where my tummy scar is. I dont feel physically or emotionally able to go back to work. Any advice?