I went to an ATOS medical today to support a friend,we was pritty angry at one point.
We got there at 10 am and his appoinment was for 10-10 am today.We had to wait in the waiting area and was there for an hour and a half after the appoinment time.We were chatting as usal but after a time I was starting to swell and in pain.Lucky I took pain killers in my bag.But good I didnt get the tremors.
A young polish woman invited us into a room,yup her english was not so good.When my friend tried to explain his situation she got annoyed and said you do know these medicals are only supposed to last 25 minutes so keep your answers short.WHT THE???
Anyway we carried on with the medical answering her questions,my friend was nervouse and flustered a little so I add to the questioning.She then said are you sure you two are just friends.I was like hello yes me and his ex wife were pregant at the same time.We didnt like the fact she was annoyed at us.But we brushed it off.
I can understand many must get angry at her and that she would think we would do the same but we soon all three were laughing.
As she asked the questions she read everything out to us,which was a good thing.Asked if we were happy with what she had written and we both said yes.
I also stated how my friend found things difficult to find words to explain his situation and how he was feeling about the bad things in his life had happened,she was happy for me to explain,she took my name also.
She did a physical assesment,she got annoyed again,she said if you cannot do these things just say you cannot do them.But he continued.She said just do what you can do and growled you have your witness with you to show what the issues are.I thought you cheeky little BLEEP.I piped up the thing with me is I am NOT a liar and I am to truthfull and it often gets me into trouble.
She stopped her bad attitude.
55 minutes later the medical was done.
I think it went well enough and better than expected.
Now I know what to expect when I have to have the ATOS medical for ESA allowance.
Maybe she was trying to stir a reaction from either of us but it didnt work.
But I must say it wasnt as scairy as I thought it would be…