Hi everyone, hope you are all smiling even if it is through pain
A month ago I decided to have a go at claiming DLA. I was not holding out much hope and at the very least expected to be called for a medical. To my delight , today I received the awards notice. I am getting low rate care which is fine but no mobility. They say it's because I have a stick for help and don't need help from a person to get around and even though slow I can walk more than 100 metres. So hey ho never mind £20.55 per week is better than a smack in the eye Not that I needed the money but every little helps. The only thing is and I know it's sounds daft but does this now mean I am officially disabled?
Anyway my eldest is up and I told him I get DLA to which he replied "who for?". I said me of course who else. Then my eldest daughter dropped by and I told her and she said the same. I hope now that she sees that I do indeed suffer pain and am unable to do certain things anymore.
At the moment and for the past 4 days I have actually felt quite good. I have painful toes and heels but everywhere else is mostly pain free. I am assuming that the MTX has now kicked in and am on 20mg per week. I will drop another 1mg of pred on Monday and see how I go. But the future is looking brighter.
Hectic day tomorrow as I am hosting my youngest grandsons 1st birthday party with about 25 of us to cater for. Lots of cooking in the morning and rolls to fill etc. Been a long time since I did a party so I am looking forward to having most of my family here.
Hopefully I won't be to washed out on Monday as I have to take one of my GSD to vets to be spayed which I am not looking forward to but needs must now we have a male dog in the house.
Keep smiling you know you want to