Sent for more XRays after I started coughing Blood up, GP said they were clear (?)
Main Hospital rang me 2 days later, straight back for CT Scan.
Results show a partially collapsed Lung, small airways damage/C.O.P,D.
Back again the next day for Bronchoscophy (this HURT LIKE HELL, Staff did apologise afterwards!) and a rinse out.
Awaiting results, now I cannot walk uphill without lots of rests, trying to walk at my old speed is a no no and sleeping in bed is difficult.
Tried to ring the Help Line/Duty Doctors telephone number on the appointment letter for advice several times and all it does is ring, ring, ring, ring.............................................................!
*Received a call from the Tribunal head office concerning my A.T.O.S Appeal, explained to lady about the current state of my health and was then informed I am not eligible for Jobseekers allowance.
She gave me the address of Jobcentre Plus/DWP dept in Wolverhampton who she said have the power to bi-pass my appeal, she told me to send off a Report from the doctor to them?
******Anyone else done this?*******
Fed Dog and cooked myself a meal while I waited for Jobcentre Plus phone line to be answered only to be told I had been given me the wrong advice/telephone number and I had to make a fresh claim
Redialled and then (eventually) the person had to stop my application/claim halfway through promising to ring me back in half an hour, and then did not.
Contacted after an hour by someone else who completed my claim.
I now have to wait *7 days to 2 weeks for the paperwork.
*How do I pay for my Prescriptions in the meantime??????
He did inform me that A.T.O.S were no longer going to be carrying out the DWP Assessments any more.