Hi all, I am just curious to know if any of you here are in receipt of a blue badge based on your asthma diagnosis. I am really tempted to apply but worried I might be turned down. I work part time at a hospital and my asthma does not affect my ability to do so. However, hospital parking can be hell and it often means I have to walk 2 miles into my work place which I am struggling with massively!
I have severe eosinophilic asthma and use the following: Fostair 200 (although I may ask to switch back to the symbicort 200), spriva respimat, montelukast, fexofenadine, regular rescue pack of antibiotics and steroids also, amoung other medications for other conditions - I was due to start biological injections in April but Covid has obviously delayed this now and I have no idea when this can commence. (I am also incontinent and take meds for this but try not to make it a big deal)..
I am currently on the shielding list (I live in Wales, btw) until 16th August but I’m so worried about going back to work with just my usual struggles alone. I wondered if this would work in my favour when it came to applying? I do not receive any other form of benefit for disability or otherwise, I also don’t feel like I need to right now as I am happy working and able to. I’ve also seen the drama applying for anything such as PIP can cause, I’d rather not. My issue is literally just parking and the effects walking has on my asthma. I really cannot cope with the 2 mile walk, even the walk from the car park (if I’m lucky enough to find space) is extremely difficult.
Asthma is such a hidden condition I’m not sure I will be taken seriously if I applied (I mean, I look fine lol!), please tell me someone in my situation has been successful?