Went to JCP as requested as l am in Work related group, feel l should be in Support Group now what with recent diagnosis of COPD as well as the Fibromyalgia which was diagnosed in 2009. JCP said l must get a letter from my dr to confirm the Copd and send this to DWP requesting a change to Support Group.My Dr said she did'nt understand what the letter was for despite my having explained what they (JCP) had said l must do and why, dr said it would cost me £30 for a one line letter saying l have Copd!!! then she started asking me about 'work' when did l last work, what is my attitude to work etc, seems pretty obvious to me that she thinks l should be working,...l got breathless washing up the dishes yesterday!!!! what do they want
BLOOD!!! then when l said the Ventolin l have does absolutely nothing now she said l must make apt with pulmonary nurse, and then l mentioned that neither the tiotropium or the carbocisteine are having any effect her answer was the same, then she tried to have a go at me asking why l had'nt had my 'copd review, when l had that back in May( is'nt it supposed to be 6monthly for moderate copd) which she realised after much searching on her pc!!!! in the end l got a copy of my 'summary' which has info on it to say l have copd and another sheet giving results of the spirometry l had in march, after much searching again by the receptionist!! ....My reply to her when she wanted to know why she had to write this letter to the DWP and l had already explained, what COULD l say" Hey don't shoot the messenger" L have to seriously get down and do some research because l really have had enough of her , she makes me feel like l have nothing wrong with me and should feel guilty cos l can't run the London Marathon!!! l WISH l could!!!!