Just been for my Atos "medical" in Lincoln, 1 hour 40 min bus trip and 20 min walk to the assessment centre, was in terrible pain with newly diagnosed blood pressure, arthritis in knees and hips, on top of Fibro, eye disease and random other, had a crap night sleep (no surprise there folks) and couldn't take strong painkillers or i would never have got there.
A nurse (thought it should have been a doctor!!!) was doing all the usual stuff although was very concerned i was in so much pain, said she could see it in my face, when it came to do blood pressure it was so dangerously high she stopped the medical, said she would not inflict more pain on me by doing the physical exam and ordered a taxi to take me straight home. Have got the blood pressure readings to take to my doctors today.
Off i limp, am really worried now and just hope it's down to stress and pain.
thoughts to all, take care
Jan H xxxx