Newbie would appreciate some advice
I am a newbie who would really appreciate some advice about ESA.
I have just heard (over the telephone) that my ESA medical has found me fit for work.
I scored 6 points for occasionally losing consciousness.
I believe I am not fit for work for the following reasons for which I have an indefinite sick note from my doctor;
· I am registered partially sighted and have no peripheral vision and limited main vision.
· I have chronic arthritis and find it difficult to grip things.
· I have Asperger’s Syndrome which means being in places with bright lights, loud sounds and lots of people is very distressing.
· I have labile diabetes controlled with an insulin pump. I lose consciousness at least once a month because of this.
· I have gastroparesis. This means my stomach cannot digest food properly. It leads to bloating and vomiting and adds to the poor diabetic control.
· I have a mild cognitive deficit. My wife will not allow me out on my own as I sometimes forget to check roads are clear before crossing plus I can’t see all that well anyway.
· I have proximal, peripheral and autonomic neuropathy. This causes pain in my legs, I can’t easily move from sitting to standing and means I cannot regulate my body temperature anymore – I am permanently too hot.
· I have Raynaud’s phenomonen – Cold fingers and toes. It can be difficult to move them.
Generally I stay at home unless I can go out with someone. I can manage to read my Kindle on its largest text setting but keep forgetting where I am so have to keep re-reading. At least this means a book lasts a long time! I am unable to perform any physical activity after eating as my blood sugar crashes and I have a hypo or lose consciousness.
I would really appreciate some help/guidance as the worry about money is really starting to cause problems.