I suffered a horrific labour of my first child in 2006, which was mishandled by the hospital which resulted in my son being placed on my chest "practically dead" and then whisked away to my right to be resuscitated for almost 10 minutes.. They revived him but as he was severely starved of oxygen he was brain damaged at birth and subsequently suffers from Cerebral Palsy.
Since this date I have been unable to work as I have developed a serious Generalised Anxiety Disorder as well as obviously PTSD.. I was always too embarrassed to claim any benefits but recently my treating psychiatrist has suggested I claim PIP,... So in October I did, quite reluctantly,, I have had a nightmare with ATOS and literally just had my assessment yesterday.. I struggle to leave the house full stop, I even would if I had an army of security guards.. Am Terribly agoraphobic, have a severe case of anxiety related ibs as well as social phobia too..
I'm just panicking incase they look at me see I'm walking fine and are fit and healthy, and deem me fit for work..
this is my first post.