Hope you are all well, my other post was that I have RA and fibro the fibro diagnosed in Feb 2016 after working for the past 43 years, I am now on ESA for the first time in my life unemployed through my illness.
I had my ESA assessment on Friday, the lady I seen who was a nurse whom was really nice and welcoming, she asked lots of questions and near the end she asked about giving me an examination she concluded that I was in to much pain to be examined as she said it would cause me even further pain and said it would be unfair.
It was explained to me that if you are able to use a part of your upper body for at least 4 hours a day for 4 days a week then you would be deemed fit for work, I am right handed and that is the arm that I have the most pain in from my fingers wrist elbow and right up into my neck, my left side is the same but not as painful, plus all the other area's face feet knee etc, already had both hips replaced.
I was told I would hear within 5-7 days, I await the result and would be extremley surprised if I got turned down.
Will keep you all posted.