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Assessor query

thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
Hi I've got my pip assessment on Wednesday I'm wondering if i will be allowed to be on my oxygen while I'm having my assessment because i have to be on oxygen for a minimum of 16hrs daily or should i ask him/her first 

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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Why are you on oxygen? Do you have a tracheotomy or not? Can you ask for a home assessment or not? Sorry I cannot be of more help as I don’t have experience with breathing issues. 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi thedoc

    You should not change your routine for the assessment. If you should be on oxygen at that time then do so, it is your health and you do not need permission
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Why are you on oxygen? Do you have a tracheotomy or not?
    Hi,

    We are not medical professionals here so it doesn't matter why they are using it. If they need to use the oxygen during the assessment then that's what they should do.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
    Pip assessment on Wednesday coz I'm on oxygen 16hrs daily will i be allowed to go on oxygen when I m being assessed
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
    April 2018 mom I'm on oxygen minimum 16hrs daily because i have COPD 
  • thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
    Thanks cockneyRebel I'm normally on oxygen at that time of the morning so i will use it 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    do you also use a nebuliser or puffer ?
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
    Thank you poppy 
    123456 I will stay on it in my assessment 
  • thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
  • thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
    Yes i have a nebulizer as well
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    If you need to use it then do so. I have a mini pocket size neb as well as a mains one which is less restrictive
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
    Yes I'll be looking to buy one of those very shortly are they any good ?
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    I have both a battery one and a rechargeable one. The rechargeable has two settings and I think it is the better, they work fine when you need to be away from the mains unit
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    Hello @thedoc, best of luck for your assessment tomorrow! Let us know how you get on (and like everyone else said, don't change your routine for the assessment, if you're supposed to use your oxygen, use it). :)
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  • thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
    Thanks Adrian I will 
  • thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
    Hi all I'm a little confused when you have your assessment results back what do  people mean by adding the dots and the ticks up??? Do actually put dots and ticks on the form ????
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Towards the back of the report there will be boxes with dots/ticks for the PIP descriptors. They aren't added because they are just recommendations. You need to look at the PIP descriptors to compare them against, then add up what you have scored. Mostly they go with the report so by adding them this will give you some idea what the decision will be. Of course you still need to wait for the report.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
    Thanks for clarifying that 
  • thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
    Just finished my f2f home pip assessment rather daunting to say the least. She was lovely fair play.how long do i have to wait before i request a copy of the assessment plz it will be interesting to see what she has written 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Give it a couple of days for the report to be entered on the system
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
    Thanks I'll phone them next week 
  • thedocthedoc Member Posts: 51 Connected
    Just a quick few words about my f2f last Wednesday assessor was ok for me to stay on my oxygen while being assessed she made a mistake when reading my ailments I have off her laptop getting the dates of me being diagnosed the wrong way around .then following morning i ended up being rushed into hospital with an exacerbation but I'm ok. I'm starting to get an mandatory reconsideration form together just in lol
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