Well,at last the statement of reasons from my ESA tribunal has arrived. All I can say is, it's the biggest load of rubbish I've read and when I got to the judges comments, I couldn't even understand them. The spelling is atrocious and he's obviously written them as he typed them ( some of you may remember from my previous post that he typed all through my tribunal ) so they literally are in note form. I know I have a foggy brain, but even without that they are virtually unreadable. My husband and daughter have both read them and can't make head or tail of them. They even started off by getting my age wrong.
He has more or less said that everything I told them was lies and that the pain,fatigue,ibs etc etc is not as bad as I say it is, so there's no reason why I can't go to work. Apparently I could do clerical work, but elsewhere he has said I can't stay at a work station for very long! It just goes on and on and it certainly isn't me that's lying. I waited 12 months for that tribunal so do they really think I would do that if I wasn't genuine? I think not. No normal person would put themselves through it and wait all that time.
I just don't know what to do next. I wish I could challenge it, but I know that they have to get something wrong that is a point of law and I'm not sure whether any of it is. The way it is written makes fibro out to not be real and he has actually stated that there is no root cause of the condition. Well, in my book all conditions have a root cause -they must have - it's just that nobody has yet discovered what the root cause of fibro is. I wish I could challenge it, just on the point that they are obviously disbelieving when we know the world health organisation recognises it. Is there anything I can do?