Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Davewm1
Davewm1 Community member Posts: 10 Listener

I’ve had a Triple Heart Bypass and Mitral Valve Repair.

Before that I had a Lumber Spinal Laminectomy (which only worked for about 4 months).

I’ve since also been diagnosed with Heart Failure so pain relief is very difficult.

The Spinal Stenosis is now severe all down the Lumbar Region.
I was given Oramorph and have now had MTC Morphine added in addition to Lidocaine Patches.

I’ve been under the Pain Management Consultant for a few years now but at my last appointment he said there’s no further help he can offer me.

He’s suggested that he would refer me back to the Spinal Surgeons and I’m very concerned as they originally said it was too risky to have further surgery due to my Heart Condition.

My mobility is now very limited and the short distance I can walk is only with the aid of a 4 Wheel Walker (with a seat).

Recently whilst applying to renew my Blue Badge the lady from the Council said she thought it would be worth my while to try to claim Attendance Allowance!

I have lots of issues for example not being able to remain standing long enough to have a shower. (I’ve now bought a shower seat).

Has anyone with similar issues managed to, successfully claim for Attendance Allowance?

Any advice/guidance would be welcome.

Kind regards

David



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