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Disability assessment


Hi good folks, I was invited to a social welfare disability assessment yesterday. I stopped at a shop to look for half hour and...took a blooming serious asthma attack. First aider and staff were really nice. Phoned doctors after my rescue meds were slow to control the episode. She very helpfully phone the lady whose name was on the letter for my assessment and explained I couldn't attend. They drove me back home 2hrs later and I've been on settee all night and today. Totally wrecked. Benefits people now doing a home assessment. Hate all this .

Hope you all remain as well as possible xx

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Oh gosh you poor love!

I am guessing the stress of the upcoming assessment triggered your asthma attack.

I don't think any thought is given to the fact that we are already suffering enough without having to jump through all these hoops.

So many of us have worked all of our lives and never claimed anything in benefits before.

Instead of trying to get everyone off sick pay, why don't they start looking at people that have been on JSA for years.

Please take care of yourself my friend. I guess it's a small consolation that you now have a home visit.

Wishing you much peace

Lu xx

Olivia1 in reply to BlueMermaid3

I k ow want you mean. I have never claimed anything before. I'm tired but ok. Thank you and please remain blessed and well x

I am so sorry you had such a rotten time and hope you are feeling much better now...there are some good peoples in the world aren't there? At least you have a home visit now...take care and treat yourself gently .......xx

Olivia1 in reply to Trikki

Thank you Trikki. I won't be running a marathon but I'm safe. Look after yourself x

I have got server asthma with copd and Broncol problems it can really get you down I had an attack I was knocked for about 5days I really hope you get better soon

Olivia1 in reply to Flyby7

It sure does. Thank you x

Sorry Olivia1 sounds absolutely awful for you. Glad that are coming out to you now. Hope your more yourself soon.

Take care

Angie xx

Olivia1 in reply to angiesmith50

Hi Angie, wrecked but ok. They will be out some day next week. Should be fun! Keep well x

I am so sorry to hear that you had to go through this, just wanted to let you know I care, I do hope the assessment is carried out fairly and considerate of your dignity. Take care of yourself x

Olivia1 in reply to Madmeg11

Thank you Madmeg11, she seemed nice enough about what happened and her email came across ok. remain well x

How awful for you as BlueMermaid3 says it was probably all the stress. So glad you are safe home and can rest take care of yourself.x

Gentle hugs and kisses from Janet

Hi Olivia1

I am so truly sorry to read this, and I sincerely hope that you are feeling better now my friend? I sympathise totally with you as a life long asthmatic. I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck with your social welfare disability assessment, and please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken x

Olivia1 in reply to TheAuthor

Hello Ken, I'm doing okay. Blooming thing just floored me. I am staying with my sis a few days just to rest properly. It's hard to rest on your own when life needs still have to be taken care of.

How are you? Remain blessed and as well as possible x

TheAuthor in reply to Olivia1

Hi my friend

That good that you are staying with your sister. It is so difficult to rest on your own with things that still need doing. I have finally got over my chest infection, YAY! So I am not too bad at the moment thank you. Please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken x

I hope you feel better the stress is horrible take care hun and good luck xx

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