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Dla to pip
I have just had my result of home visit face to face (I didn't request this by the way) I found the assessor to be very patronising, I had a counsellor who I have been seeing sit in on the interview and she agreed. From the start when she asked my counsellor her name she replied and went on to say her occupation and that she had been seeing me for 6 months....she was stopped and told..."I only asked your name"....she then started asking me about everything I had put on my form, I originally got dla after a back accident 12 years ago, since then I have had a stroke, have trochanteric bursitis in each hip, osteoperosis and osteopenia, bronchiectasis which means I use a nebuliser twice Dailly with antibiotics and nebuliser with saline when required, and 2 inhalors I take 14 tablets in morning and 12 at night I also wear morphine patches for pain. I have a mobility car and had lower rate dla for care. She asked me to do simple exercises which I refused to do. I told her when I get an infection it's my responsibility to put a specimen into my GP before 10am so it can be sent to labs to find out which antibiotic I need.it told her I had been referred to a counselor as my moods were very low due to the repeated health problems, she in turn sent me to a health psychologist who seems to be helping me a bit.I got my letter today and I have been awarded standard for both care and mobility which means I'll lose my car. In the report she has stated the things I need help with and the nebuliser is not even mentioned! She pointed out I was at ease walking about my house...I took 4 steps from my chair to the hall then 3 steps to the front door! She said lots more things I disagree with ..as did my counsellor. She asked how I would get someplace if I wasn't familiar with the route, I said I'd ask someone to come with me and if not I wouldn't go. She has agreed I can walk 20 meters but no further than 50 meters but said I CAN plan a journey and do it, so no points...I dont know how I'll get to drs/hospital/dentist appointments as my bus stop is 15 min walk away from my house....for a fit person...I am asking for a MR but feel as low as a snakes belly and wonder what the future holds for me if I am housebound...please help...
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