I'm Louise and after 4 months of chronic pain I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by my Rheumy. I also have Osteoarthritis in my feet, knees and hands. I had no idea what exhaustion was until this happened and I'm no longer the active, independent 46 year old lady I was. In the past I've always decorated, gardened, cleaned my home, worked full time as a Health Visitor and looked after my two boys (13 & 20) on my own. I have been off sick from work since all this started in September last year and need to go back full time to support my family. I'm waiting for an appointment at pain clinic and physio. My manager and HR department are being supportive and we and going to start looking at reasonable adjustments to my duties soon.
Walking is my main concern and I can not cover long distances. Getting out of the car I'm in pain and have to wait at the side of the car before I can start my journey. Would I be entitled to a Blue Badge for my car? Would I be entitled to PIP for mobility? Gosh so many questions!!
I would love to hear from others who manage to work full time with fibromyalgia and advice about blue badge and PIP please.
Gentle hugs to all.