I attended my tribunal today(any errors are merely through angre and sheeer exhaustion). It was in a proper courtrom. The room was painted all in cream, nothing else on the walls, and very disorientating for me as bright light hurts my eyes. I took my duaghter with me as I had no one else to take without asking my friend to take a few hours off work. I felt awful dragging her along as she was ill herself. The judge spoke to explain the proceedings and the fact they were indepenndant and told me how hard it no was for claimants to reach the criteria required. I felt awful today, worse than usual, but that could have been due to all this going on. The doctor fired umpteen questions at me, found it very hard to deal with. I would have coped much better had my welfare rights guys not been on holiday. Thus I did not cope at all. But I did feel I answered truthfully and to the best of my ability. After 45 minutes(spent constantly gettin gup and sitting down again) I was told they could not give me a decision as they were running late, so I have no idea how things went. I have to wait for a letter. I keep feeling this is a bad sign, I could be worng. All I know is by the end of it I FELT like a criminal and was waiting for 'We sentence you to....'. I know someone else on here was having a tribunal today and I really do hope it went better than mine. I just cannot remember who the member was, sorry xxx
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