After spending 4 days completing it, my DLA application has gone in the post. In this area, they are being accepted until 8th June. I decided to apply after seeing my MS nurse last week and she said I had nothing to lose. I had a relapse in November and then another just after Easter. This was despite being on Avonex.
My walking distance without the fatigue and muscle pains kicking in has reduced dramatically. I can’t trust myself with hot pans etc anymore and so my husband does 90% of the cooking now. I managed to fall out of the shower a few weeks ago(ours is a over bath shower) so I can’t shower now without my husband around just in case it happens again. As I read the form, I thought that I fitted a reasonable amount of the requirements to have a go at applying.
I’m not really expecting to get anywhere but nothing ventured, nothing gained. The little bit of extra money would mean that I could stop working full time which is getting harder and harder. I’m seeing my GP next week for a medication review and I’ll tell her then that I’ve applyed for DLA. She’s brilliant at doing things, so any forms that she has to do, I know she’ll do her best.
So just have to wait for now!