Feeling a bit punchdrunk.
I got the letter this morning turning me down for a blue badge. My partner is furious and is railing against the criteria they cited in making the decision. He knows how difficult it is for me to be on my feet when out and about. I take so many painkillers it's a wonder I don't have constipation!
My application for DLA was also turned down a few weeks ago. Not hobbling enough. Am having to sell my car to get some much needed funds - no offers yet except for those dubious phishing ones.
Have received a letter to tell me my contribution-based ESA is to finish in 2 weeks' time. I've got to speak to them about what happens next. ATOS did phone me about 6 weeks ago to make an appt for a medical but they couldn't find a spare appt at their nominated medical centre over the subsequent 3 weeks. I've heard nothing since.
I was turned down for a gastric band. Not quite big enough. My diet is not going very well, but it's early days. It's going to be a long haul.
I felt really out of sorts yesterday and my partner was quite worried as I couldn't tell him what was wrong. It was a whole mishmash of things, and partly to do with him but I can't tell him because he would be crushed, because it concerns physical issues.
I need to battle on with the weight and hope that I get some physical pleasure in due course, once I'm an "acceptable" size. My new rheumy said he could possibly refer me for boob reduction surgery - that would remove a stone immediately! Am hoping he'll honour his comment.
Meanwhile, what the hell am I going to do for income??? I've been signed off for a further 3 months, so I can't exactly sign on for a job I can't do, can I?!