I have had a blue badge now for 6 years and my health has steadily been deteriorating. I have to take 15 prescriptions a day to keep me ticking over. I am having a pace and ablate next year because they have ran out of treatments that will improve my heart which will mean 2 procedures and make me pacemaker dependant. I have been diagnosed with RLD due to fibrosis on the inside and outside of my lungs. To top that off I have a paralysed diaphragm and arthritis to my feet, knees, shoulder, Neck and 3 vertebra in my spine.
A Letter came today saying I need to be assessed by an independent assessor? What has got me the most I filled in all the forms for the renewal well in advance so I can get the new one before it ends in December to have my assessment date late January 2014. So I will not be issued a new badge until they have approved the badge.
I called them up to see why I cannot have the meeting in the time my badge is valid. To be promised a call? The person I spoke to mentioned that he could hear I was out of breath talking on the phone. With the colder weather creeping in my car and badge are my only means of access to many places like doctors hospital etc.