Hi, I've got a long history of chronic pain. My trouble started when I was 14. I got diagnosed with slipped discs, had three operations, then diagnosed with scoliosis, put in plastic jacket to stop spine from bending more, twice. I had two children which made my problems worse, more slipped discs, now no one can help me anymore, it's all just pain management, I got diagnosed 2010 with degenerative disc disease and Fibromyalgia. I worked all my life until 2006 when after having my daughter my back and pain was unbearable I was prescribed morphine. After ten years of no work and having invalidity benefit I was Atosed and had everything taken off me, DLA included, they lied on my report saying I had bent down for this or that. I waited 18 months for a tribunal with 120 page medical notes but nearly lost our mortgaged house, my husband does work, so I claimed Carers allowance for my Autistic daughter just so I could get money to help pay our mortgage as I was obviously not fit for work, I was on 18 tablets a day, still under the hospital. I was so relieved at not being chased by DWP or being made like I was lying all the time. My Dad had a stroke and was not treated like I was by the DWP at all, why is it people with back conditions are treated like they are lying. I even had the backing of Welfare rights but couldn't wait for the tribunal any longer. I am now worried as I've had my blue badge renewal and it is asking about PIP or DLA etc information, I've had a blue badge renewed three times but I won't this time. Has anyone else been in similar situation as me, sorry for the rant X
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