Well the envelope landed today and I was turned down....I'm gutted to say the least! half the questions on the sheet where I scored 0 I wasn't even asked! ..it seems unless I am unable to walk and talk, wash and bathe myself and get lost anytime I leave my home I won't qualify! 😞 I left teaching because I was unable to remember my students names....I would forget what I was lecturing many many times midway through a sentence...and even prompting from my students didn't help....and marking essays became a nightmare because I couldn't remember what I had read! I was unable to carry my books and struggled to walk from the car park to my class...I only go to work in my car and no longer go anywhere I don't know because I get lost so easily...I don't go out alone because I become anxious that I will get stuck somewhere because many times I just cannot walk any further....I only went where I know the seats are not too far apart, and that stopped the first time it rained and I could not keep sitting down...I don't socialise anymore or watch TV because I can't keep up! I can bathe myself but not wash or dry my hair...I use a small stool to step on and hold onto the sink to get in and out of the shower...my friend or Mum will come on a morning to help me get moving and help me dress....sometimes I just stay on the sofa because it's not worth the pain of going upstairs.....I don't cook because the pans are too heavy and I can't chop and peel anything so live on microwave meals....I barely sleep and don't feel like I have when I do...I am constantly exhausted....in constant pain and I don't know what to do now...I know I can't go on like this without some help...I feel invisible....sorry if I sound like I am feeling sorry for myself...I think I am tonight....😁 thank you for listening xxx
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