Just thought i would share some good news for a change. I had my DLA tribunal yesterday and it went much better than i expected. I was awarded low rate care but was advised to re apply for my mobility component as i didnt qualify when i claimed last year but would now.The panel were really nice and the Dr was familiar with FM and sympathetic to it.He even came outside after and said he would have given me mobility if he could but to make sure i re apply and get as much as i can as most people give up before it gets to appeal.I asked how many people lost today at appeal he said none,he said he shouldnt divulge that but he is disgusted how disabled people are being treated.I did manage to take some paintwork of their doors with my scooter on my way out. I also claimed for all my expenses as i had to travel 50 miles on A roads to get there and back as well as crossing a toll bridge and a days worth of parking charges.
Then i got home from taking children to school to find my blue badge in the post. I had to appeal for that damn thing too.
I have thought many times on giving up on the struggle as the stress has made my symptoms much worse but i always have been a stubborn cow. I hope this gives some hope to all of you who are going through the process.