Hi all thought I would just let you know that I was due to go for a medical assessment 30th August 2012. I set my alarm to get up especially early to give myself plenty of time but when I woke I was in so much pain and soooo tired that I went back to bed as I just couldnt do it, consequently I slept approximately 2 hours past my appointment time, I know it was perhaps a bit rude of me but I didnt call to apologise either partly due to the fact that on occasions I have rung them they are somewhat condescending. I subsequently received a letter from them asking me for an explanation as to why I didnt turn up for the appointment, and to send medical evidence to back it up, I gave them a brief explanation of being apL positive and some of the symptoms and told them if they wanted any furthur information to contact Prof Hunt at St Thomas' today I received a reply saying that they accepted my explanation and could they make another appointment with me and might be able to have a home visit (they stopped my benefit nearly a year ago this is all for NI contributions). But at least they didnt dismiss the APS /apL
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