I have been a member here a few months, I don`t often write but I read and learn a great deal. I have recently filled in my form and been terrified, really worried about the whole process, I have heard so many people go through so much. I haven`t slept or eaten properly since the dreaded brown envelope dropped through my letter box.
I thought long and hard and read through the questions all I did was tell the truth and explain as much as I could, I had a couple of hospital letters and I asked my GP for a couple as well just for proof really and a print out of my normal monthly prescription. I have COPD/Emphysema, Epilepsy and Heart Disease, my GP was excellent and very helpful as always. I was forever worried, had I done enough, said enough it was a real nightmare, I find it hard to explain, these people literally have your life in their hands financially. Anyway the dreaded envelope came yesterday, I really had tears rolling down my face before I had opened it, I had been put straight through to the support group, no medical or anything I could not believe it, so I cried some more, the sheer relief was incredible. I just wanted to tell anybody going through this horribly worrying ordeal that it can be ok, I tend to think that a lot more people will be put through very quickly with no fuss because of the bad press at the moment and Duncan Smith has set himself up for a big fall due to telling lies and also because of all the appeals it is costing a fortune because everyone who is going through this is genuinely ill and we don`t tell lies, we have no need to, or maybe I have just been very lucky.
Wendy x x