I have a medical on Wednesday at the DWP - ATOS will be doing it. I'm not sure why I need to go as I am working full time (not sure how though!). I had an acident at work last October and I ended up with a fractured skull, whip lash and the fibro is much worse now. I have just gone back to work after being off sick for 8 weeks and am still on reduced hours for a couple more weeks. The letter states they have decided it was an industrial injury and want to know how it affects my work. What do I say? Yes, I am really struggling, by the time I go home my neck and shoulder are burning and don't want to move, I can barely walk because my back just gets worse as the day goes on, I have headaches every day andf I am more than exhausted. Even if I tell them this, what do they need to know for? I am not claiming any benefits (the forms put me off completely - I wouldn't know where to start!) so what will I be going there for? I am already feeling anxious about having to travel to a place I've never been to before. I also have Crohn's and don't like to go anywhere new because I don't know where the toilets are if I should need them urgently. If anyone can throw any light on this for me, I'd be very grateful.
lots of gentle hugs to everyone. xx