Refused PIP 0 Points
Im new here and have just been declined PIP with 0 points, I have just sent a MR to the DWP and i was wondering what you think my chances of winning this are,
I am writing to ask you to reconsider your decision dated 31-12-2018 about my Personal Independence Payment claim.
I have Pain in left testicle and Problem with walking and excruciating pain.
The Medication I am currently on is as follows,
Co-codamol 50/300 for the severe discomfort I am constantly in.
Amitriptyline 25mg is an Anti-Depressant treatment.
All of the medications are now a repeat prescription.
I have a diagnosis of neuropathy for the pain in my left testicle this has been ongoing since February 2018, I have attended 3 hospital appointments with consultants since then, I have also attended hospital for an MRI Scan and an Ultrasound scan, so far all have come back with no results. With the pain in my testicle being so severe, I have not been able to work doing any of my normal duties, I have also not been able to spend quality time with my 7 year old daughter due to me being in agony sat on the sofa, I have undergone nearly 3 months in total of anti-biotics and, I am still currently on the strongest form of co-codamol that can be proscribed by my GP. Since I have had this pain, we have had to adapt our storage cupboard into a down stairs toilet as I cannot get to the upstairs of our house in time to use the toilet, I have since started feeling depressed due to not being able to work and find support I need to help with my condition, My Consultant has since put me on Anti-Depressant’s.
My Peripheral Neuropathy symptoms are as follows
1. feeling pain from something that should not be painful at all, such as a very light touch.
2. prickling and tingling sensation in my testicle.
I believe the decision did not properly take into account how my disability affects me.
I need assistance to be able to get in or out of a bath or shower. This is because I cannot bend down without being in severe discomfort due to the movement of my testicle, My Partner has to come and wash the Lower half of my body and to help me get in and out of the shower as it had a step to get in it as I cannot lift my left leg I need assistance, If I did not have this assistance I would not be able to shower at all. .
I need assistance to be able to manage toilet needs. This is because 60% of the time I struggle to get off the toilet due to the pain in my testicle, it also means I struggle to "wipe", We have currently changed a storage cupboard into a down stairs toilet as I cannot make it to the upstairs toilet and needed to make adaptions to my home so I could have a chance of making it to the toilet.
I need assistance to be able to dress or undress my lower body. This is because I cannot bend down to put my legs into my underwear, socks, trousers or shoes. Currently I am unable to do this simple everyday task due to not being able to bend down or lift my legs high enough due to the severe discomfort I am constantly in. When my partner has to go to work early, I have to stay in my pyjamas all day as I do not have any way of getting dressed on my own due to the severe discomfort it would cause me to get dressed.
I can stand and then move more than 1 metre but no more than 20 metres, either aided or unaided. This is because, Sometimes I can walk as far as 20 metres but it causes me severe discomfort, extreme fatigue, and I am very, very slow. This is all down to the pain in my testicle. I have a Chair in the kitchen that I have to sit on if I walk from the living room. It takes around 5 minutes on bad days to get to the kitchen and as it stands the bad days are currently increasing.
My Consultant and my GP currently support my application for PIP and have agreed to be contacted if needed.
Thank you for reconsidering the decision.
now im no Shakespeare as you can tell but its all 100% correct whats my chances?