Well I woke this morning feeling pretty half way decent not as bad as I have been for the last couple of days, then disaster strikes in the form of the dreaded "Brown envelope" from those who live on another planet. I thought it was a bit too quick as it was on 1st October that a doctor from the medical services called to interview me about my claim for DLA. He said it would take up to 6 weeks before I had a reply as they requested my medical information from the consultant, physio, GP & nurse. Well to cut a long story short it's a NO to mobilty & care. Letter states in short.
How I made my decision
I made my decision using the information about your illnesses and disabilities from:
Your claim form
the health care professional who examined you on 01/10/2012
including details about any:
I consider this information to be the most suitable available and enough to decide how much help you need.
The best laugh is
You can walk:
at a normal speed
in a normal manner
Guidance or supervision
You need help:
for comfort and reassurance
followed by a load more rubbish, they seem to know a lot about my requirements from a doctor who just asked a few questions, asked consistently how long do I watch daytime tv every day, then proceeded to ask to listen to my chest (quite ineffectedly I think) them ask to see me up 3 stairs walked back into romm said lay on settee (yes I had hubby there) to examine me
I could rant on forever but where will it get me. I'm looking to appeal but I'm worried in case I get it all wrong. I'd filled in my form on a bad day and had had a long period of bad times but when the doctor came I'd been well (well sort of) for 2 weeks. Still into battle I go I know there are others here who are a million times worse than me who don't get it but I have to hope.
Forgot to say I don't watch daytime tv and hubby told him that on the 3-4 times he asked!