wanting to ask me a few questions and whether she could contact my Dr. Anyway long story short, after telling her how I am she said that she had decided she was going to award me high rate for mobility and care there and then, the decision that was made 6 mths ago should never have been made and I should have got it back then. Whoever made that decision overlooked/ignored my Dr's report and my O.H.N report and she could only apologise for the unnecessary stress that this had caused me. She went on to say that this is a lifetime/indefinite award and not to worry about pip as her decision was being backdated to my claim date of last year(16th July)before pip was rolled out and that my emphysema is "Terminal"and "Debilitating"and is going to get worse! Noy better!
She is also going to take it up with her manager and find out what happened last year and how they were allowed to ignore the evidence provided by medical professionals. I thanked her and said it was nice to be able to talk to someone who could understand that "I'm dying, I'm not going to get better soon, I've got a terminal debilitating illness!"
So there you have it,proof that for all the idiots who make these decisions about our health conditions and our lives, there's the odd one's who actually listen and dare I say it, care! This lady took the time to listen to me and made her decision based on the simple facts and using "common sense"She took the time to explain that I would get a letter to confirm jer decision and that she would ring me back when she had submitted her decision and also tell me how much back pay I'd receive(and she did ring back as promised)and tell me about any other information she was sending.
You all take care and breathe easy and don't give up if you're going through this c#@# like I've had to, because you will get there!You never know when you'll get your own"Pat"like I did.