Well today I attended my tribunal abt the appeal I put in April 2011 about me being fit to work. Its amazing how they can say that my health as it is today is not taken into account as their findings will be based on the medical I had back in Feb 2011. After sitting there in my wheelchair and being in severe pain for 20 mins I answered all the questions they fired at me. I was asked did I want my decission today or in the post. I said today as Ive been waiting 15 Months to get this far. After my boyfriend wheeled me back thru the very unfriendly doors - yep not disable friendly at all, we were called back, yes it took them 5 mins to decide the appeal - they decided I am NOT entitled to ESA because of the in consistancy of what I was telling them and what the lady at the medical examination back in Feb 2011 wrote down.
How can they justify their decission? Of course my events are going to be different - when I arrived for my medical I was running late and made it with 10 mins to spare, was called to the room at the other end of the building, my daughters helped my walk down and had to stop on a few occassions, the medical lady tutted and moaned bec I was going fast enough for her. She wrote I refused to do the tests she wanted me to do, I carried a bag, I was smartly dressed and only wrote 1 medication down that I was on not the 3 that I take which I told her about. I knew because of the mood she was in the report wouldnt be good hense the appeal being submitted. I explained to them today I didnt refuse the test, just I couldnt do them, I couldnt bend and touch my toes and all the other things that makes it hard for us who suffer with fribro hard to do. I was not smartly dressed I had joggers and a t-shirt on and my bad was carried over my shoulder, and the medication I was taking at the time. So now I am being penalised AGAIN because my events dont match theirs and to top it off Social didnt even turn up for the hearing today.
My health has gotten worse and now on top of the Fibro I have arthritis in my hands and feet, yet their findings are based on 15 months ago and Im fit for work. WHERE DO I TURN NOW? I am all stressed because none of it makes sense am not a well person and they have added extra stress on me - no wonder I am back at my GP tmw morning - I cant cope any more, all this fight is wearing me out