So, my “Ernie the Hernia” is causing me soooo much pain (not enough for A&E) but it’s 24/7 now with things it’s restricting me from doing.
I’m not moaning as I’m blessed and lucky that my new liver is functioning perfectly.
I can’t even grate cheese anymore, lift anything heavy out the oven, need help cooking a meal etc as it hurts my side so much. Being right handed hernia on right hand side is the problem.
Was considering applying for PIP. Not based on having liver transplant last year as I recovered well from that but the fact is I am unfit for working, waiting for an operation confirmed by my hospital and then once have the operation, need to recover.
Has anyone tried claiming PIP with a similar situation where your waiting for an operation and your health is affecting your daily living?
I can’t claim JSA as I can’t actively look for work as I’m unfit for work. I know PIP is bloody hard for people to get awarded.
Not back at my transplant hospital until July but I do have letter from surgery team confirmed I have the hernia, size of it and it needs operating on. I also have had IBS for over 20 years and now my bowel is confirmed as poking through the hernia, this is also causing me so much pain.
Sorry to,go into detail but thought I would turn to you guys to see if anyone experienced anything similar to this.
It’s getting me down. I don’t have a money tree in my garden and don’t know when my operation will be let alone recovering from it.
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Grateful for feedback.