Sorry Mr G. I know from posts on the forum that many of us have to rely on benefits as this cruel illness has prevented us from working. When I was well I was able to work overtime and do other little jobs in my spare time to pay my extortionate heating bills. My circumstances have changed and now I must really scrimp on my heating but finding out there’s help available to people in my position is a relief but nobody tells us about it. I’m upset as I’ve struggled for at least 2 years while I’ve been eligible but ignorant, but have now applied and wanted to make sure others like me are aware of the help available. I’m really sorry if you don’t qualify now but at least you now know if you do find yourself retired that you’ll get it too.
Pat and Nina I’d like to thank you both for your support, as I said before I never meant to upset anyone, I am just feeling really down at the moment and can’t shake it off. I’ll come round soon I’m sure, the cold doesn’t agree with me, I’ve got cord damage which results in severe nerve pain and my legs especially feel like they’ve been scalded. I’ve got morphine top ups to use but I don’t like the side effects and I think that’s got something to do with it. I’ll be fine soon.
Take care. Cath xx