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Ongoing issues


After being awarded ESA and being in the support group suffering from inflammatory Arthritis and Fibro, and recently Reynaulds. I had a medical last year locally and was awarded Pip but only being awarded the lower award. Very recently I have been asked to attend another..... Medical in Sheffield but I have been hospitalised last Thursday with a Brain Tumor, I was taken into hospital Thursday 6th July and have been to Sheffield Hallamshire on Monday to finalise plans for admission on Friday 15th July. My hubby rung Pip and has explained that I'm now in hospital, and why, and I'm unsure whether the impartial appt will be rescheduled, I have suggested they come and see me because my talking is silly.... Sorry it is true. Anyway regards.

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Hi Tinkywinky I'm so sorry you are having to go into hospital and you have a brain tumour. This must be very stressful for you my friend and its awful that you are being put under more stress 're your pip assessment. I'm not completely sure about the best way forward is, to put your mind at rest but, the site does have its own benefits adviser, who will be able to tell you exactly what you need to do. Her name is Janet and click on this link for her contact details.

Because when you go in hospital you have to inform ESA of changes etc. So it's best to get professional advise really my friend.

I do wish you well with it all my friend and pls let us know how you get on. My thoughts will be with you ☺

Luv Jan xxx

Tinkywinky in reply to Janet28

Thank you, I will know more on Friday as to how any treatment will progress. My spelling, dialogue, and walking is currently crazy, I'm hoping this is resolved..haha. take care and thank you for your advice.

Janet28 in reply to Tinkywinky

Oh that's awful for you hun, I do really hope it gets sorted for you and you make a good recovery. It just effects everything doesn't it. Some people can't eat either, so I can only imagine what your going through. Just remember we are here if you need to chat & you take good care of yourself 😉 xx

Im sorry youre so unwell. I pray you will get better very soon. God bless

Hi Tinkywinky so sorry yoir are in hospital my friend. It sounds like very difficult news about your tumor my heart goes out to you and the family.

We are here to support you i am not sure about pip so i agree with Janet28 i would recommend speaking to our advisor. I hope you get the treatment you need quickly.

Good luck my friend

Hi Tinkywinky

I really am so genuinely sorry to read that you need to go into hospital due to a brain tumor my friend. I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck with whatever treatment you need and also with your PIP, and please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you


Thank you I will know more tomorrow take care Regards Tinky


I am so sorry to hear that you are in hospital and about your brain tumour, I hope you get sorted soon.

Sending gentle hugs🙌

Trace xxx

I had the tumour removed 2cmx2cm I'm not sure of the other size yesterday 21st July 2017. I had been in theatre 4 hours and are now on he high dependency unit. So fingers crossed I hope I go on Neurologist ward. Xxxxx I spoke during the week to Pip and they say they fo r need to see me they are contacing the Sheffield Hallamshire and talking to them xx

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