Ive been fairly ill over the past year admitted to hospital on average for a week every month with high doses of steroids and antibiotics in between. Im 24 yrs old and a stay at home mum (well at least meant to be) but am failing at almost everything, my partners a self employed gardener and everytime I get ill he cant work as he has to look after me and the kids and being self employed theirs no sick pay when he doesnt work we dont have any money coming in.
Everywhere I try to get help from is like hitting my head against a brick wall as I am not over 65, I dont have copd and all I hear is that because asthma is variable im unlikely to get help at all.
Ive been tuned down for DLA more times than I care to remember as apparently even as a brittle asthmatic who can not walk anywhere without medication I only have some with me for 'comfort' not because when you cant breath it would be impossible to get help?!
I apologize for such a big moan but its gutting to watch all these people claiming benefits and getting help to take their kids out etc who you'll see jogging up the road of an evening when for years now I dont even attempt the stairs in my house apart from to go to bed as it just takes so much out me.
Where the hell do I go and what can i do???