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Diverticulitis disease

Jpg1221Jpg1221 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi everyone
I have just joined this site, 
I have been looking through google for some answers / help with the above mentioned. I have had this for years and just been given a diagnosis, i am also suffering with anxiety attacks, these are very new 😥 my gp had told me years ago i had really bad IBS, but i have been going to my gp for ages to get more investigation done. I have had a handfull of colonoscopies done and they said i have a worn bowl, but also the diverticulitis is quite bad, i used to drive trucks for a living and got a promotion, thank god, to transport manager, but living with IBS and diverticulitis has been hell. I have had episodes where i have been caught short and soiled myself, not only whilst out driving but also sat in my office, i also sometimes have phantom poos, but then discover that i cant stop the bowl movement when it is way too late. This condition is draining and i have had loads of time off work to be close to a toilet, luckily i have a rwally understanding boss who says work from home. However, i was looking to cut my hours at work and wondered if anyone knows the possibilities of claiming dla / pip etc ? 
Thanks in advance and sorry if the question is really long.


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