Anyone got any idea. I first claimed ESA in January 2014 due to a knee injury. It was only after that that my neurological tests started, so these had not been stated on the ESA50. Last week I finally had my Work Capability Assessment. I saw a very nice female Polish doctor. I did not have to undergo any of the tests that I have heard of. She read my MRI report for ages, and then she asked if I had ever fallen. I told her that I had, but only on a couple of occasions. She asked if I used a stick. I told her that I had trouble holding one. She asked me to do a few simple dexterity tests and then told me that I had absolutely no co-ordination on my left side. She said that she needed to get a second opinion from a colleague and left the room for five minutes.
When she returned she said that she had good news, she was moving me to the dark side. I told her I did not understand. She told me that she had to be satisfied that I could work safely and that I did not have the strength in my hand to hold a stick. She also said that the only way she could guarantee that I would not fall was if I was in a wheelchair but my hands are not strong enough for me to use one. She said that I was disabled and that I was not safe to be out on my own!!!
I was a bit gob smacked to be honest, but does anyone know what the implications are?
PS: Lumbar Puncture in two days time.