ESA Tribunal...I won!
Just to let you all know that i won my ESA tribunal this morning...i was awarded the minimum15 points needed to win in 20 minutes. They asked about my meds, peeing frequently and my inappropriate temper and that was it!. They hardly touched on the fibro. We were asked to leave the room and 10 minuted later was called into another room by the clerk and informed i had won and no further evidence was needed and that we could go. The doctor who interviewed me was lovely and understanding, not at all like the ATOS interview.
Am so relieved that it is over now. Thankyou to all that gave me hints and tips, i followed them and i think it all helped. I didn't take a handbag, my husband drove and opened doors for me, and i made myself look as uncomfortable and anxious as i could be.
Thankyou everyone, and if any has any questions, please feel free to ask. If i can help at all, i will try.
Big hugs to all x
well done lovely im made up for u xxx
Celebrate gently - but lots!
I'm really happy for you Nicola!!!! hope its the start of something good xxx
Fantastic news Nicola. Well chuffed for you love. xxx
I am so happy for you hun,
Well done what a relief you must feel now.
big hugs kel xxx
Im so pleased you ve won, Im glad about the handbag tip , they can pick up on the least little thing, well done, go and have a well deserved rest
yay how wonderful !!!!!!
Ohhh well done!!! i actually have a lump in my throat because i run my own self employed cleaning and i am struggling so bad to keep it going and its only for my 21yr old daughter i still have the customers i have!!! i just look busy when i go to their homes to clean pottering! (long story) but ppl keep saying to me why don't you try for disability and i jsut reply 'well if doctor thought that it would be mentioned' it so hurts to not to be able to do what i so LOVE doing!! i set up 4 yrs ago and 1st yr tough 2nd year did ok and got me the car i wanted, then i had an op and i have gone down hill ever since may 2010 then my neck and compresion on spinal cord and nerves Feb 2011 and ever since its new symptoms or old flare ups, some days i cant even use my hands or drive!.. i cant cope anylonger!! but because i still get up and get in the car and drive i feel well i dont deserve it but i really really suffer!! this really touched me as maybe there is a possibility..i know ppl who claim and are ok and i work so hard and have 4 kids and try running house and my 2 big white german shepherds (not walked for 2yrs now almost) because of the nerve stuff and so many things.. mood swings are herendous, the stiffness all my left side is so weak, i drag my leg now and again, my speech jumbling, thinking, co ordinating memory, balance, haeadaches etc etc etc on and on and on!!! i am not the same and my friends have alll noticed! should i just mention to doctor.. but i have not had a true diagnosis i have seen loads?/ now jsut waiting for Neurologist..i did have the rarest form of glandular fever too when younger 20yrs ago so they are trying to eliminate things. i came on here cos it fitted everything i was going through. I have to say i have a great hubby who does a lot around teh house to help as i never have any energies left and it frustrates me so badly. You have made me think there is a chance now do you think x
You sound exactly the same as me. I had a cleaning business a few years ago but gave up after 2 years as i could not do it any more. I last worked in a pub but found it so hard to lift things and stand on my feet for hours so i had to give that up too. I have 4 children and 2 dogs aswell. I find it so hard some days and gets terribly frustrated and lose my temper..i feel so guilty as it's not their fault i'm like i am.
I had a diagnosis from 3 gp's at my surgery and am waiting to see a rhuematologist.
If you cannot cope with the job no more, pack it in, it's too much for someone with this condition. I find it hard enough to get through the day with just running the house and the kids, and i also have a fab hubby who helps me. I don't think i could possbly do a job aswell. Go back to the docs and keep going to you get the help you need.
Big hugs to you hun
well done hun i am so pleased hung and all my well wishes to you