Real quicky blog today 'cos my eyes are really bad so I'm going to curl up in bed. I had to share this with you all.
I've had an amazing day. WHAT I hear you cry!!!!
I got a phone call from Atos. My assessment was due tomorrow. I've had an advocate pushing for a home assessment. Between us we've rung the medical centre in Bristol (advocate got them to give him the direct number) I rang yesterday because I was panicking. My appointment had been put back once already & they won't allow a 2nd delay. Well the girl was polite but offered to defer it again - apparently it's ok for them to do it. She told me that they were still considering my home visit!
When she phoned today I expected her to give me a new date - but - ta da- drum roll---
They won't be needing to see me for any assessment at all. The letter from my GP was thorough enough & gave them all they needed to make their decision. I don't need to go through it after all the weeks of worrying!
I was elated & really relieved. I phoned my advocate to tell him & he asked if I needed help on anything else. Well I've been trying to pin down my estate agent into telling me whether my tenancy application was passed, the referencing has taken ages! Anyway he offered to phone for me - & got a positive answer ! So yes I am finally going to be moving next month.
And there's more
As you know I've been waiting forever for a memory assessment, today I get a call to say she'll be coming to my home to do the test this Thursday.
And theres more.
I had an OT lady come today to assess me for any home aids I might need 'cos I lost everything when I left my house 6 months ago. When I explained about my forthcoming move she did the assessment on me but is leaving the house aids bit for after I move.
She was really lovely. She stayed for over 1+1/2 hours, she listened to my ramblings & just chatted then said that when I move she wants to be the one to do the follow up.
How about that for a good day?
So the moral seems to be that good news is like buses -you wait for ages then three com at the same time.
I can't remember who suggested getting an advocate or who put me onto Age UK total advocacy but thankyou & thankyou all of you who have kept my spirits up, hopefully I've turned a corner now.
I think I may sleep well tonight
Hope the goodluck fairy visits you all tonight