Some of you may remember that I posted a blog a couple of months ago re my agony of waiting to hear if I was to be awarded ESA or not. I had my medical on the 6th of February this year. Well to cut a long story very short I received a phone call earlier this afternoon, almost 9 months to the date of my medical, to tell me that I have been placed in the support group. I cannot tell you the relief that I’m feeling. However, I’ve just opened an email with a copy of a letter from my Rheumy who kindly wrote to them offering his professional opinion, yet again. I feel really shocked by what I read. For a split second I thought that there must have been a mistake and that he was talking about somebody else! He didn’t exaggerate or sway from the truth but I don’t think that it had ever dawned on my before quite how ill I actually am. So for this reason I don’t know whether to laugh or cry!