Well I'm pleased to announce that 'probably' after intervention by my MP with regards to PIP assessment (who said they wouldn't be looking at my case until probably August at the earliest) I have now received a letter stating I am now eligible for PIP, which opens other avenues for me to explore. Really pleased about it.
But after attending an IIDB hearing yesterday(only took 9 months to get the date!!) after sitting around for an hour I was told it would have to be postponed until a later date, due to possible conflict of interests between certain parties !!! P**s ups and breweries spring to mind !!!!!
I have also been advised, that after over a year trying to prove it, and something my consultants have been saying all along, that on the balance of probability I do have asbestosis (not that you really want to hear that of course). But it will allow me to pursue my case for industrial compensation which will probably take another year or so through the legal process !!
But got to be thankful for small mercies and seem to be heading in right direction. As Meatloaf said two out of three ain't bad !!