Hallo all my buddies.
Well the postie brought me my brown envelope and letter today.
Afraid I thought at my age, I might be left alone with the changes from incapacity benefit to ESA. Who was I trying to kid! I immediately telephoned my neurologist`s secretary to ask for a report on me. I was told that the DWP have to request this. So I will tell them to do that when they phone me.
m now waiting for ``the phonecall. Just in readiness, I`ve drafted my particulars, for prospective employers…
Applicant…Polly aka Boudica
Age…60…for chuff`s sake!
Health…after investigations by 13 neurologists, having had 4 MRis, 2 LPs, 2 EMGs, a VEP, approximately 15 gallons of blood taken for a huge variety of tests, botox in spastic muscles, examinations by continence nurses, district nurses, podiatrists, GPs, extensive hearing tests, cardiac tests, changes of diagnoses from Primary Progressive MS to Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis and back again, it is now comfirmed that this lady is disabled!!!.
Facilities needed in workplace…Changing Places toilet MUST be installed to allow 2 carers to hoist me onto changing table to clean me and change my clothes, several times a day if necessary.
As I am almost totally deaf in right ear, work station must block out noise as I have difficulty in hearing the telephone, and conversation.
I am a full time wheelchair user, so all access must be wheelchair friendly.
Back to me talking to you now.
I have done the self assessment test from Benefits and Work group and scored 45 points. I know that DWP may well come up with a different score, so i`m not complacent with my scoring.
So there you go, guys. I`m just waiting now.
Even if I am not put into the WRAG group, I still feel very anxious and concerned that all the stress will make me ill.