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about preparing meal
i was awarded standard daily living standard mobility even though i use a walker.the assessor had to wait some time for me to get to the room,ive now got the report back she says from waiting room to assessment room and back is 20mtres she could see i was crackered and had to keep stopping for rests, any way 8 points for standard.well my issue is she gave 2 points focusing aid at preparing a meal.i told the assessor at interview that i cannot cook because I'm busy holding my self up with walker or furniture in kitchen that it would be dangerous for me too cook and lift pans because i have arthritis in my right arm so I'm righted handed, and have arthritis in both knees to which i loose balance quite a lot so how am i expected to be able to pick a hot pan up with left hand whilst holding on to aids to stop me from falling i only have 1 pair of hands, also told her if i was to get down omg i cannot get back up i need to hold onto something to get up so how can i be able to remove food from cooker and support myself, even a perching stool would be no good i would have to move the chair then get down to oven but how can i get back up if stool is moved and i need to hold onto something to get up safely thats what i told them when i rang them back up ,they said i would need my gp to word this in his own opinion not what i tell him i can't do.