well I have an appointment with cab next monday and because i asked for a written statement of reasons for the decission it gives me an extra 14 days tho this is teh length of time which they tell you it will take for them to prepare and send this out to you.
Superstottie I am already laughing at the ESA report which has me making a 35 min walk for a "normal" person in just 20 mins, and that i can easily shower and get myself dressed each day without difficulty which is just plan rubish, on an avarage day i struggle to get dressed and am relient on my ex to come help me shower as i can't stand for long enough to do it by myself which is limited to twice a week when he comes to see our son (tho I have a bath board coming from local OT on thursday so won't need his help anymore wooop woooop). I also have trouble washing/brushing my hair etc because of the pain in my right shoulder dispite the fact this was mentioned in the appointment it states in the medical that I can do all these things without help. To be honest I could spend hours ranting over the things she got wrong, and can now understand why i was put in the work-related activty group for my ESA, but I was give dodgy info from the dwp about what would happen if i appealed against that desion basically i'd wouldn't be moved up to the support group they would only make the same or a lesser desision so i'd end up on job-seekers, and had run out of energy to fight two fights at that point i figured it could be worse and left it, to concentrate of fighting the NHS to get the help and aids I needed.
Over the next few months i got worse something which my physio agrees with, tho I think the point when I turned up with what they thought was a broken toe due to catching my foot on the corner of a wall as I fell has something to do with all the help they decided I need, and its gotten to a point where I can't cook fresh food anymore, have spent numerous nights "sleeping" on the sofa and for the first time since i moved here I can see the sense in my downstairs loo (tho I still think it would have been better as a utillity room but sooooooo glad its not). My friend pressured me into filling out the forms, after seeing me trying to make her a coffee and almost dropping the kettle so compleatly blame her for all this stress
The biggest concern I have is with my GP who refuses to read any information I pass on to her
I was seeing a different doc at the same surgery who at least read the stuff I gave her hence my long awaited diginosis but he was only a locum and has left now. I've seen every doc in the place with pretty much the same results, to move doc's is difficult because of thie distance I'd have to travel to get to another.
I'm lucky in the fact me and my ex get on better now than we did when he was living here, tho if I have to ask him to do any more things for me he may aswell move back in (NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!) as he vists twicw a week to see our son but on those days will help me catch up on housework i've not been able to do as well as help me shower and cook a meal that doesn't go ping!
sorry if this has been a bit of a rant and gone of topic but a lot of people look at me and see a normal person who limps a bit, it nice to be able to rant at people who truly understand what i am on about