Hi,I'm a 55 yr old woman .i was a nurse for 35 years,finally giving up due to sickness from fibro pain.my cervical spine is fused c3 to t3 (8 vertebrae) which required 3 ops in all,last one in 2009.( I have degenerative spine disease)
I was placed in the WRAG group following a face-to- face assessment,my application into support group was denied at mandatory consideration.i'm now in the process of putting together an appeal submission.
The CAB can't help me before deadline,so am plowing on with it alone.i scored zero points for mobilisation.so am questioning that.but my main hope hinges on 'exceptional circumstances' as I am in constant pain due to my back problems and extreme fatigue due to fibromyalgia. I won't list my symptoms now,as they are too numerous to mention!
All this is making me even more depressed,I've considered giving up,but having come so far,feel I have to battle on plus I need the money! I'm considering paying for help and representation regarding appeal as I can't face it alone.my mind is so muddled by it all,I can't sleep or eat properly due to the stress of it all .its all consuming .
Any suggestions great fully received.many thanks.