This week I attended a tribunal to try for a higher rate of
disability allowence. I am needing more and more help
and putting more strain on a dear friend.
In spite of an excellent letter from my GP who has treated me from
the day I started being ill I was turned down, after twenty odd years
of having RA and other ailments they considered I should still
be on the lowest rate.
I can no longer drive myself, go out on my own or bath and dry myself.
Most times I need help with dressing and if not it takes forever. Getting
shoes on my swollen feet is nigh on impossible without help.
I felt the doctor, who was not a RA specialist, was disinterested in me.
He had his head on the table some times and others he sat back in his
chair looking aound the room,
Is it worth me trying again?