Dear Theo I am applying for a job in an independent prep school. The application form asks how many days off sick applicants have had in the last 12 months. Until recently, I had had no days off sick for ten years but I am now recovering from a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. It was caught extremely early so the prognosis is excellent and should not affect my teaching. How would you advise me to fill in this part of the form? Many thanks.