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My PIP stopped 2017
I have had Cancer 3 times, ovarian 2013, Bowel 2014,Bowel again 2015. Unfortunately the cancer has left me with chronic pain, the pain clinic have told me I will have too learn too cope with the pain, easier said than done. I also suffer with Asthma. In 2017 PIP decided I no longer was entitled too it, this happened after my last assessment where the woman said that my breathing was fine, she had kept me and my daughter waiting for about 15 mins so my breathing was ok, plus my eye contact was good, yes it was because I was bought up too look who you are talking too in the eye. Cancer has taken my life away, I no longer can go out too socialise, I go out about once or twice a fortnight for shopping, which my friend has too come with me, and I get a taxi home, then the gentleman always takes my shopping too my front door. Because I no longer get PIP I'm not entitled too a carer, so I rely on my daughter who works full time so can't do as much as she wanted too do. I have a friend who will do my shopping and a bit of cleaning for me, but she is 74yrs old and I really don't like relying on her. I struggle alot around my home, can't use the cooker, have had too get stool off of OT for shower and kitchen. Have trouble getting out the shower,and getting myself dressed. To me PIP have ignored all this and I'm getting worse not better. I'm on alot of medication which makes me drowsy. I no longer can work due too pain and my meds. I cry alot because of how sad my life has become, I'm on medication for depression. I never asked for cancer but I feel PIP are punishing me for having it. I'm going too court on the 28th of Feb appealing on PIP"s decision. I'm so worried I will loose the appeal, I don't no how I will cope. My friend is coming with me. I've been advice too get a support worker does anyone think this is a good idea?? I'm sorry I've gone on and on but I needed for you too see wat I'm going through, mandy63