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Diary. Stop watch

charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
today I have used my new toy, a stop watch.  I have only used it when I went out to the shop, for some bread.  Timed myself from the house to my car. from the car to the shop and visa versa.    If I only time myself when out and about will that surfice or do I need to do More? I have already been surprised and would most probably have argued different.   Took me longer to descend the steps than climb them. Maybe a different tale on another day. 
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry. Timing yourself for what exactly?
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi charlene

    Although it is usefull to know how long it takes you to walk certain distances, the PIP descriptor for moving.around is specific to distance not time

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Hello Whistle, the assessor at my assessment said I could walk for 2 minutes the converted it into distance walked. I am trying to show, by measuring distance and timing myself walking it she is wrong with her assumption.

    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    I know Cockney rebel, but I was caught out once not knowing how many minutes I could walk .  This time I thought I could show, distances times etc.  I feel it is so wrong that assessors can do this, when the discriptors only talk about walking distance.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • BarbiesnemesisBarbiesnemesis Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    edited March 2018
    @charlene Jesus, the things we have to do to get our rightful benefit. It sounds like a good idea to me though. I was thinking about getting a pedometer to measure my walking time and distance. Scope are saying that disabled people have higher living costs which I agree with, but I wonder if they included having to buy gadgets to prove you're telling the truth to the DWP/'medical' assessors!!
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    charlene said:
    I know Cockney rebel, but I was caught out once not knowing how many minutes I could walk .  This time I thought I could show, distances times etc.  I feel it is so wrong that assessors can do this, when the discriptors only talk about walking distance.
    Saying you can walk for 2 minutes sounds very reasonable until you try to

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    My assessor and Tribunal doctor both asked about time on its own.  If you give a time without relating it to distance then they might well decide that, for example, 2 mins = 50-200m whereas it might take you 2 mins to walk 20m or 50m as the case may be.  Never give a time on its own or you might find you are comprised (I could use stronger words!).  Many others have reported that they too have been asked to give a time on its own to try to trip them up.

  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    The assessor prompted me into saying maybe.  I didn't have a clue if I could.  It is now appearing on my assessment as 2 mins, not the 1 to 2 mins she prompted.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Strangely enough she wrote the 5 mins it took for me to reach the reception desk, was because I had been seated in the taxi and had stiffen up, and also due to me getting anxious.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    The distance from the taxi to the reception was quiet a short distance. I had to stop 3 times, yes one to straighten up and get my legs moving. Also because I get anxious it affects my breathing  and I get very breathless.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    @charlene Jesus, the things we have to do to get our rightful benefit. It sounds like a good idea to me though. I was thinking about getting a pedometer to measure my walking time and distance. Scope are saying that disabled people have higher living costs which I agree with, but I wonder if they included having to buy gadgets to prove you're telling the truth to the DWP/'medical' assessors!!
    There are so many things out there to choose from.
    I have a gadget thing but I beep sometimes, scare myself and walk faster- so defeats the object of measuring.
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  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Lol, I bet you get some strange looks!
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    charlene said:
    Lol, I bet you get some strange looks!
    Yes you can't hide it with a cough. 
    Saying that I think the world is slowly getting into tech, but I forget I am switched on. 
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  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Hopefully all will be quiet for two years. 
    ESA wrote about the change, so they don't want to see me so that's good.
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  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Victoriad, you have given me an ideal. I will buy myself a pair of trainers, not only with wheels but with flashing lights.  She will never know what hit her!  Let her try and explain that away on my assessment form.  
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
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  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Goodnight Victoriad x
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    You can't be as mad as a box of frogs, they won't accept that on your claim forms.  :)


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  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 754 Pioneering
    you lot have just made me laugh!!! have you ever thought about doing your own version of the last leg ?
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  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 754 Pioneering
    the last leg is a very funny programme on channel 4 on friday night hosted by adam hills, josh widdicome and alex brooker. adam, hills and alex brooker are both disabled. it started in 2012 when they were asked to host the paralympic games. they are always laughing in the face of disability!!! it is hillarious.
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  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 754 Pioneering
    it is lookinging at the news for the week which doesn't sound very funny but it is. they put their own spin on it and sometimes i laugh till i cry when i am watching it.
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