Hi to you all; haven't been here for a while, very busy organising events for Breathe Easy Awareness Week which commences June 10th. However, just wanted to share my good news with you; After a long seven year battle, I have finally been awarded both components of DLA: As I am 62, I knew this would be my last chance before the age cut-off point, but my goodness! what a fight.This last episode went on for six month's, and in my last letter I requested that my application should go before a Tribunial if their decision remained as before. I am so delighted as this now enables me to have the help when I need it. This time. I went to my GP and bluntly told him the misery we suffer, the hardship it causes and the fear that envelopes us when we become ill, he in turn wrote a very supportive letter. In addition, I didn't use the COPD terminology, as I am quite convinced that the people who go through the claim forms are absolutely cluless in their understanding of our condition. Hope this gives incentive to those who are still trying. Take care everyone and stay happy x
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