Well, I've finished my report in response to their report, all 3000 words of it. I've even included 5 pages of information about HMS as they blatantly don't know the first thing about it.
I think I may have been a touch too snide in places, but they really annoyed me and by failing to understand the definition of the condition they lost all right to be taken seriously in my opinion.
I was particularly proud of this bit:
'It appears that there has been a misunderstanding surrounding the definition of this condition and I therefore draw your attention to the enclosed information. Particularly, the diagnostic criteria...I would be grateful if your understanding of the condition for which you are assessing me could be reflected in the report you have produced, as currently this is not the case.'
A little harsh perhaps, but this is only the first draft, and it makes me feel better to write the odd slightly nasty thing even if it doesn't go in the final version. You get hit by so many people just not understanding and not getting it, that it's oddly satisfying to take it out on them and tell them what you think, even if it's just a paragraph in a letter which you then delete. Or am I the only person who does that?
Anyway, tis bedtime for me now. This is the first day I've been out of it for most of the week anyway and I think my adventurous trek around sainsburys was a little ambitious. Oh well, you live and learn and all that and at least it's sunday tomorrow so I have every right to stay in bed!
Take care everyone
Love Beth xxx