I have always been a cheerful glass half full girl. This week however I have been turned down for increase in dla care component. They said they could only listen to what I put on my application 3 years ago, yes thats how long it has taken for my appeal to be heard. The reason I am so upset and can't stop crying is they made me out to be a liar. They would ask a question from the 3 yr old form and I had explained about my memory problems on entry, and then when I answered they would say thats not what you said on your form I.e my daughter was at college and they asked how many days a week I said 4 I think they would then say I had initially said 3. This happened a few times and then when I was turned down my representative from cab thinks I should think very carefully about another appeal as I could be considered a bad witness or something like that. In otherwise I lied and I swear to god I didnt lie. One of the panel said if I fall sometimes when I am out perhaps I should get a walking frame instead of a crutch. I am only 55 and my occupational therapist has never even suggested it. I couldn't think of an answer as to why I shouldn't get one and that was definitely a bad mark.
I am so sorry if this is gobble de gook but having you to talk to I dont have to cry and sob in front of her. Anyway thats me now I have no fight left in me. I am just giving up the big fight. I am alone apart from a daughter who is leaving home this year and it is just so hard to keep going with no one to talk to