Being chronically ill can be a struggle mentally and physically but nothing prepares you for the follies of an ESA doctor!
Having received my "interview/med check" after the original letter meaning my time for proving wrong any discrepancies has ticked away- in a nutshell the doctor was very rude and also because I had a major shoulder op the week before of which I was innserious agony he got me onto the examination bed did his test and I said, I can't get off as my left shoulder was on the wall side so I couldn't turn to get off, my wife rushed over and said are you blind can't you see he is stuck and panicking ? No response! So end game we are reporting him. But nothing prepared us for his report, he quoted illnesses I didn't have, said both my shoulders were in perfect order apart from my left which had just had the major op he exclaimed it was working fine and no movement problems and no power loss- crikey I must superhuman and can't feel pain. Laughable he also mentioned swollen parts etc that that's the first time I've ever knew about etc my main pain relief a low down over the counter drug instead of slow and liquid morphine, it's crazy! And other discrepancies which makes us wonder wether he was sleeping though all this .It's like he has mixed up two different people/ interviews in one!
Now the distressing bit, I now have to prove my shoulders are bad (funny the right one needs a replacement) but try and get info from your medical consultants it's very difficult or physio I was told yesterday I had to pay £10per input about me (as in a session) and then had to write which by the time I get it will be too late! The reason - we can't give you a copy ourselves because of patient confidentiality! Crikey did I just hear that? I exclaimed but .... I'm the patient sat here in front of you! Litte more to say I said I'd have enough and hobbled out with my wife. The gripe here is when you get a doctor working for a government body he can lie on a legal document but you can't and I can't believe its nye on impossible to get the right info to get that proper info to send - what a ridiculous country we live in! I suppose quite a few have had problems on here but to see added info you haven't got,added to info you have got and ommitting info you have got makes for a very special brew that is going to be hard to sort out! Ha ha and I thought my head hurt enough already!