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The dreaded pip wait

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Bellasdream
Bellasdream Community member Posts: 17 Connected
Hi I'm new. I applied for pip around end of September, had my video call on 15th December, had text yesterday to say they not yet made a decision. I've got fibromyalgia, spondylitis, a benign tumour...fibromyalgia causes me migraines, pain, ibs, anxiety, exhaustion. 
I said in my assessment how I now ask my kids to help me dry my legs, help me dress my lower half, how the smallest of tasks leaves me feeling exhausted, I drive a auto, I've bought aids to help in the kitchen as I can't open cans, tins etc and often kids will cook basic meals. I shop but need to hold onto trolley and it leaves me in pain, I need to take someone with me to carry bags. I did say that I left my job in nhs and now work 1 shift per week and need to medicate to get through that! They asked how my anxiety affects me, can I talk to new people I explained in work yes I have to but I don't go to social events as I feel anxious and judged. Amongst other stuff, I've had bathroom made into walk in shower so I can get in and out but can't dry lower half...have I shot myself in the foot as I've made adjustments to try and ease my struggles.

Thanks in advance 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2023
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    .. I've had bathroom made into walk in shower so I can get in and out but can't dry lower half...have I shot myself in the foot as I've made adjustments to try and ease my struggles.
    No. You are assessed against a normal bath/shower not against the specific characteristics of the home you live in.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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