Last Friday afternoon I had my appeal for my benfits due too the damage caused by not getting my b12 injections. It was clear that they have never dealt with a suffer of Pernicious Anemia before. By the end of the meeting I felt as if I have been making the whole thing up. One of them didn't believe that a vitamin deficency causes nerve damage and all the other problems that come with this condition.
They said in my letter that I cannot get the extra money I'm owed but had they done the assessment in September when I came out of hospital rather that 5 months later then I would have been awarded the money.
All this stress really hasn't helped and over the last couple of days I've been having really bad panic attacks, dizzy spells and ended up slipping last night while trying too get out of the bath and smashed my foot against my shower. This afternoon was so fed up I called my GP and they actually sent a doctor out too see me!! (A shock I know). He was shocked too find out that I'm having too self medicate and that I have not had any follow up for almost a year. I have been told too go in next Friday for tests and then follow up a week later. He also said that the poor circulation helped too keep the swelling and brusing down in my foot but as a lot of the damage was caused last year when I fell there wasn't a lot he could do.