As glorious as the human body can be, we do get ill from time to time. Even a simple cold can have a drastic impact on the week; runny nose, agitated cough, or maybe something more severe. If there’s one thing we all learn as we grow up, it’s that we’re not as invincible as we might have thought, even in our prime. So when you wake up with a throat like a furnace, your head is throbbing behind your eyes, and venturing to the shop for relief feels like climbing Everest, you call work and let them know you’re ill, simple. Work then gives you the time you need off, and after a few days respite, it’s back to the office with a skip and a hop. Depending on what’s ailing you, work should give you adequate time to recover, so what do you do if the situation is a little more serious?
Approximately 1 in 3 of us will get cancer in our life time, a sobering fact and no mistake: it’s a complete world changer. Medical technology has advanced a long way in the last decade, but we are still a long way from discovering a proper cure for many diseases. For now, treatments in cancer and genetic disorders can take anywhere between 6 months and a year. In the event that something should happen to you, securing your finances should be a priority as well as the protection of your family and friends.
Unfortunately, the world keeps on turning and money will always be a prime concern, especially after a terminal diagnosis. Thankfully, companies like The Women’s Wealth Expert can help sort out finance for women all over the UK in preparation for something as world-shattering as a terminal diagnosis. Working men and women suffer the same problems, but it’s nice to know that financial advice, specifically tailored for working women, is available to help working women prepare for whatever the future may bring. The days of the man of the house bringing home the bread are long gone, so services like this make for a welcome change for working women all over the country.
There is tailored help like this available for both men and women, but finding the right support for your situation can often feel like running a maze. See this video of testimonies from surviving cancer patients if you are unsure of what to do, or who to speak to.
The most important thing for you to remember is to communicate. Talking about an illness can help influence what you do about it and set you on a more active path to recovery. For more information on dealing with severe illness, visit the BBC Health site, or speak to your local GP.