I have just received my first ever jury summons. At 63! Why now??!!
Anyhow, there’s absolutely no way I would be able to cope so I have completed the form and whizzed it off saying:
“I have Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Sjögrens Syndrome and hypothyroidism. These conditions cause chronic fatigue, joint and muscle pains, insomnia, depression and mood swings, ‘brain fog’/poor concentration/poor memory. I need to sleep every afternoon to have enough energy to get through the day. I would not be able to attend all day, because of pain and fatigue.”
I gather from a hypothyroid forum on FaceBook (Hypothyroid UK) that many people have successfully requested excusal on health grounds including hypothyroidism. So I hope that works for me too.
So far, I haven’t submitted any supporting medical evidence. But if there’s any quibble about an excusal I shall certainly get some!