I have recieved a letter saying I have to go for a dwp assessment in jan for pip and I'm frightened. I am a year post SAH and hydrocephalus and have a vp shunt fitted. I see a physio who has me shuffling with a frame, a rehab doctor and my neurosurgeon still.
I have severe balance problems, can't control body temp, speech problems, memory problems, head pain and exhaustion as well as anxiety issues. I take a lot of medication including morphine and my MRI shows damage to my right front temporal lobe. I can't bear a lot of every day noises and have to wear earplugs and can't bear most lights and wear sunglasses even inside.
I have heard lots of horror stories about these people who do these assessments and I'm very frightened. Can anyone give me some advice please?