I am due my tribunal for personal independence payment on 25th July and I am wondering if anyone has had to go through this?
I am applying for my fibromyalgia and my right ankle which was broken, a metal plate fitted and severe nerve damage due to the botched op which set off the fibro.
The DWP/ATOS have been horrendous with me and have more or less stated that the fibro is not as bad as it is. Their reason? Looking at me, it is obvious I do not have an issue with getting nutrients (I am very overweight due to PCOS and the inability to exercise because of my ankle and fibro) and as I work, it's obvious I am able to make decisions - I work from home doing a job which I've done since 2009 and as my fibro is getting worse, I am now finding it very hard to do this job.
They also came up with me stating I have only had bladder issues twice and have only fallen asleep due to fibro fog twice. The bladder issue is every night where any liquid in my bladder results in me waking up desperate for the bathroom and being unable to make it to the bathroom without leakage and now have to wear pads (I am 33 years old and have no children).
As for the sleeping issue, this happens every day now where the fog takes over and I collapse into sleep every day on multiple occasions!
Oh, and she said in her initial statement that I walked into my assessment with a crutch on my right showing a slight limp - I struggled and ended up breathless and perspiring with pain......with my crutch on my left 🤔🤔
Any help would be massively appreciated as I am disheartened about it all and not sure what to do x
Thanks guys xx