I hope you are all having one of the good days today x
I am after some help and advice with obtaining a blue badge... basically I had a relaspe of vertigo and optic neuritis just before Christmas which lasted through until last week and the residual is still here (body still recovering from all the bed rest and fatigue). By trying to stay as active as possible I have been attending appointments at hospital and my doctors and also doing some smaller treks out to the local shops and the school runs, but these have been hampered by the distance I could/now can walk.
I applied for a Blue Badge which has been declined as my 'disability falls short of that required for the higher rate of the mobility component of the DLA'. I am lucky and feel that I do not need DLA as I am 'normally fine' for 9-10 months of the year but when I have a relaspe I do need the help, the council stated that MS is not a permenant condition - bad choice of words!
I have got a medical assesment on the 7th February with the council's allocated doctor but I am unsure if it is worth going to try and explain my case, how can you explain that you wouldn't use the blue badge unless I need to?