Sorry I've not been on for a while, but been feeling very down, my doc has diagnosed me with depression, but no tabs are working, but I'm writing on here to ask for any tips or ideas.I've appealed against the decision the DLA made on my benefits. I had been getting the higher rate of mobility for the last 3 years, but since renewing my claim they are now saying I'm not entitled to it. I still get the low rate care, as I struggle to cook a meal, ie lifting pans, or anything in and out of oven due to weak wrists and swollen fingers etc.
I decided to appeal as I feel I have nothing to lose as they have already taken it off me I have RA and Fibro, and I feel my walking has got worse, and don't feel confident anymore to go out alone, even driving the car is becoming a nightmare.
I have been in touch with CAB and they are going to help me get some recomendations from my gp and consultant. What I was wondering is if anyone else has gone through this have you got any tips or recomendations of what I should be finding out or taking with me.Anything would be very grateful, thanks. Hope everyone is not in too much pain with this cold weather.