Afternoon All my fellow fibro warriors, i have an ATOS assessment on 20th June and i am getting nervous to say the least as i have read mixed reviews about them.
I was recently made redundant, I am waiting for a knee op and my blood pressure needs to get a grip. My doctor has signed me off sick saying that i am not fit for work and to a certain degree i'm not, but part of me feels like a bit of a fraud, as i was working full time, until i was made redundant. However since i have stopped working everything seems to have flared up. I'm not sleeping well as my dreams are sooooooo active that i feel exhausted by the time i wake up. Its getting to the point where i am having a nanna nap mid morning so that i can function for when my daughter comes home from school, (She is only 9 and i am also a single parent, her father has no input). I want to go back to work, but i want to do it after i have had my knee op, but i have no idea how i will respond to the pain in my leg as its bad enough as it is. I do have crutches but i don't use them as i don't want to rely on them until i really need to. My daughter is insisting that i get a walking stick, as my knee has a habit of giving way, and i have a tendency to be quite vocal with the expletives, as its frustrating and sore to say the least.
My pain management nurse feels that i need to up my medication as she believes that i am becoming used to the level of pain killers that i am currently on. I have also just applied for PIP, can anyone also help/advise me on that one as i thought i was receiving DLA, but it turns out that i was only receiving the disability working element.
Sorry for the moan and if my message is confusing i have a headache that would put king kong to shame.
Thanks for all your help