theres an old native american saying"dont judge a man until youve walked two moons in his moccasins, well I suggest you try walking in mine, Ive got fibromyelia, its taken me 30 years to get a diagnoses, in the last 3 years Ive struggled to get the help I need,
Im not a benefit cheat, but Im treated as one, Ive gone through the ESA process, Ive had a medical by ATOS I got 6 points for not being able to walk But deemed fit for work, who wants to employ me if I cant walk.
Then the debacle thats called DLA, it took 12months to go to tribunal, were I was treated like a mass murderer,I had all the evidence I was ill, I have a social worker, I have an OT assessment, all medical evidence,but still I was called a liar.
My youngest daughter is 13, and has now been accepted by Dr Barnardos on the young carers program, shes been put in level3, a level for those in need of the most help, shes watched me struggle for 3yrs, shes bathed me, shes wiped my backside, shes watched me have seizures, and thought I was dying. Im being given all the help I need by social service,Im in the process of getting a blue badge, but still Im not ill enough for DLA,
So with the greatest respect I suggest you look into how people like me are treated and give us not just our dignity back but our life