Here’s a story with a happy ending- I was due to go to see the nice people from ATOS today for my PIP interview.
The weather being foul and me never finding transfers into and out of the car easy in the cold and wet, Ruth rang up to see if we could cancel, and if possible have a rearranged appointment at home. Well, we could cancel, no problem, and enquiries would be made about a home visit. Woo-hoo! Result!
Imagine our surprise when the phone rang again half an hour later, with an ATOS nurse checking us out about a home visit. After various questions she decided that no interview would be required, and waved me straight through. Woo-hoo-hoo!! Double result!! Turns out she was an ex MS nurse so knew the territory.
Now, I know I’ve been dead lucky, but it goes to show that a phone call or two can smooth the way. Ruthy is great at being sweetly reasonable but persistent. Very persistent.