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Hi, my name is doreengarrett!
I am 66 now and have been physically challenged since age 16 when I had a 'red' stroke following a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. Like most people in our position, I have coped with my life in the best way I could. I was awarded a lifetime aware of middle rate for care and higher rate for mobility on DLA in the 1980s when my doctor advised me to apply as if developed spine and feet osteo arthritis (which caused a lot of personal care things and walking any distance to be very painful and virtually impossible at times) and chronic plantar fasciitis of both feet. Suddenly, I have now been awarded only standard rate for both (10 points for mobility) on PIP. Strange they've found such an improvement in me, because I certainly haven't found it...on the contrary! Anyway, I look forward to virtually getting to know everyone!