Hi everyone,firstly i would like to wish everyone a happy new year. I havent been on here much lately as ive had a few bad weeks.I am still awaiting my dla appeal date ( original dla claim was 2/11/11) and im not really holding that much hope as i sent off the letter from my doctor stating that i have fibro, copd, depression and obesity ( i didnt think the letter was good enough as i felt my gp could have gone into more detail. i only sent it because it proves that i have these problems). I had a letter off a friend who is a driving instructor and one off my sister who is a sister in charge at my local a @e dept.They both said about my mobility being poor but both couldnt comment on care as they dont know to which extent i need, which was fair and i wouldnt want them to compromise their integrity by saying otherwise. I got a letter off appeals today to say they have looked at the evidence and have reconsidered my case but would not change it...I put in another claim in for dla in dec so am waiting to hear about that,but im probably wasting my time...I went for a copd review a few weeks ago and my gp said i was much better, which was great, however i am due to have bariatric surgery in a week. I had to go to a pre op assessment only to be told that i am to high a risk for the surgery at the moment. I explained that my gp said i my copd was much better only to be told it wasnt and id have to go for a cardigogram and respiritory tests before i have the surgery. Hopefully the op will go ahead as planned, if i doesnt i will be so gutted..Im in limbo now, with my gp saying one thing and the aneathiestatist and consultant saying another..My point being if i have to go through all this just to have an operation,surely i am sick enough ( all problems included)for dla. I dont know what anyone else thinks? M y only worry (if surgery goes ahead) is that i said i was able to get around and do stuff by myself just to get the op and am feeling very guilty. Will post about how i get on..kind regards to everyone...xx
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