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Hi, my name is Carly40!
Need advice please. I was on PIP and on ESA currently but they sent me a reassessment booklet for PIP to fill in and invited me to a face to face interview. I suffer from severe bowel problems have an ileostomy bag and have had 7 surgeries on my bowel, the last one being in Jan 2019 I was rushed in as an emergency and nearly died. As a result of all my surgeries I have short bowel syndrome abdominal adhesions I'm on morphine daily for pain and in the future been told I might not be able to eat and have to go on TPN feeding due to my bowel being badly damaged. I also suffer from bladder weakness as a result of the surgeries and receiving treatment for this and I suffer from severe depression and on antidepressants. My bag leaks all the time have to change my clothes 4 times a day and my bedding die to leaks and my stoma is non stop pouring out liquid due to how little bowel I have left. After my surgery in jan 2019 I was in hospital from jan to april recovering from emergency life saving bowel surgery. My assessor gave me 2 points in total for whole assessment and those 2 points were for toileting needs. I have put in a MRN and I'm going to appeal and go see my MP and get letters from my GP and consultant. Is there any advice you could give me moving forward? Thanks