I think everyone here has experienced medical staff and been humiliated in A&E. I finally gave up hope when I had a seizure, hit my head a right bang on the floor, a policeman pointed out to a chatting group of 4 nurses and just ignored me. Lovely. When my family returned from getting a drink (as the seizures can be long) they had to get me up of the floor and onto a bed. When I later tried to get up, the same group of nurses still chatting just stood there and said disparagingly "look at her now" and made sure I heard. So when I broke my foot about 5 weeks ago ( I had a serious injury to it requiring surgery a long while ago) I just laced my Doc Martens really tight and hobbled about the house until I think it has now recovered. I've also been assaulted by a paramedic during a seizure. My complaint was upheld by the Scottish Ambulance Service. And my lovely PIP assessment is on Tuesday 13th June at 2pm. Oh goody can't wait for more misunderstanding, arrogance and the inevitable humiliation and advising no to my PIP claim. Roll on the Tribunal. I'm actually a Scottish solicitor, although haven't been able to work for the last 4 years but have retained my practising certificate. So the Tribunal will get me out of the house at least.
Also moving house. I live in a quite secluded hamlet and was talking to a woman I know has PTSD and I took a seizure and her retired shrink husband took her away and left me in a seizure in a secluded field. When my husband phoned to find out what had happened (he's a professor) he got a tirrant of abuse about the diagnoses being a lot of nonsense and I was attention seeking and best to leave such people alone. They soon get up when they don't get the attention they crave. My family would have been scared to death when they came home. Where would they have started looking. Luckily that didn't happen.
PS : looking forward to the meet up on 19th.