Having worked hard for over twenty years in a profession I love it has been a huge life change to be suddenly not able to work. I am adamant I will make it back but right now I have to accept I am not well enough.
A little while ago my employers contacted me and said that I should fill out a form for financial support which I duly filled in. Having never done this kind of thing before I was I suppose quite naive about the process.
Today I have attended a medical. The parking was a half hour walk for me on sticks over bumpy uneven ground. The doors were too heavy to open once I reached the building and I arrived in an exhausted tearful state.
In front of the doctor are all my consultant reports/scans/medications etc and the whole process was to repeat what I had filled out already on the form.
The doctor herself to give her credit could not apologise enough and said I was clearly unwell and should never have been called. She reluctantly examined me but could see from a mile off how immobile and sore I was already.
I know that there is a process and I support it if the people who need the service recieve it and the fakers get found out. However some common sense would be good. Making a disabled person walk that far and making the building that inaccessible is ludicrous. I felt humiliated even being there and thoroughly exhausted with pain. It makes you wonder if it ws ever worth going through it.