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Hi, I'm Ollyoyster! Any success stories with pip grade 4 osteoarthritis and anxiety panic?

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  • Ollyoyster
    Ollyoyster Community member Posts: 348 Pioneering
    Hi, i am still waiting for tribuneral date 🙄,  i have sent various pieces of information off over last few months. I have always received  a reply off hmcts, this time after submitting  the surgeons report off i had a reply from dwp as well saying that they still havent changed their minds,  is tjis normal, ie why have they only kust replied to this one amd not the other evidemce i have submitted, i guess its made me angry that even after the top surgeon has said my knees are  ruined, the dwp still dp not believe me 😡, any ideas pls x
  • Ollyoyster
    Ollyoyster Community member Posts: 348 Pioneering
    ShirleyW hi can i ask another question pls, did you stay awake for operation or were you put to sleep x
  • ShirleyW
    ShirleyW Community member Posts: 355 Pioneering
    ShirleyW hi can i ask another can't pls, did you stay awake for operation or were you put to sleep x
    I didn't have a general anaesthetic.  I had a spinal block.  So you can't feel anything from the waist downwards. 

    But I didn't want to be wide awake for the operation so I asked for sedation, as much as they could give me.  So you do fall asleep but you are not unconscious.   You are not aware of what's happening but I did hear some banging at one stage but it felt as if it was happening to someone else, not me.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,830 Disability Gamechanger
    after submitting  the surgeons report off i had a reply from dwp as well saying that they still havent changed their minds,  is tjis normal, i
    It's normal, we've had a few members that have received a letter like that after sending more evidence. I've no idea why they didn't reply to the other evidence you sent.

    Waiting times for Tribunals have increased significantly over the past several months.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Ollyoyster
    Ollyoyster Community member Posts: 348 Pioneering
    ShirleyW, thank you, that sounds like a good idea, sedation as well,, x
  • Ollyoyster
    Ollyoyster Community member Posts: 348 Pioneering
    Thanks poppy,  it is a bit of a crazy system,  i guess im in the long haul waiting gang again 😔,, x
  • Ollyoyster
    Ollyoyster Community member Posts: 348 Pioneering
    Hia, i have come across via government site, grants for people with disabilities, if you need a ramp, hand rails, downstairs toilet etc, i was never aware of it, but i thort id put on here incase it can be of use to anyone.  GOV.UK, disabled grants facility ☺️
  • Ollyoyster
    Ollyoyster Community member Posts: 348 Pioneering
    Hi, i have been waiting for my tribuneral to happen, since the beginning of time it feels. I rang up the court yesterday to see if they had forgotten about me,  he was extremely helpful, had to wait over an hour on phone but kt has lit my mind at rest. He said that i shluld have been seen by niw, as the average time jn my area is 6 months and i have well and truly gone over that, so he said he is raising a flag a d hopefullyi will hear in another couple lf weeks 😳😳😳 now i am panicking 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳 i cant do directness, people asking me all at same time,, i really think j am jjstified about my case but i need a magic pill to give me confidence 😏🙄😳
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,670 Scope online community team
    Hi @Ollyoyster, I'm glad you reached out to someone to find out. I know that's not always an easy task to do. Keep us updated with how you are getting on. Have you tried contacting your local Citizen's Advice for help with it as well?
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  • Rainbow116
    Rainbow116 Community member Posts: 128 Courageous
    @Ollyoyster hopefully you’ll get a tribunal date soon .. I’m told I’ve got at least another 10 week wait 

    seeing my knee surgeon in two weeks time .. finally got an appointment 

    CAB been great helping me with my tribunal submission 

    fingers crossed we both get a successful outcome 
  • Ollyoyster
    Ollyoyster Community member Posts: 348 Pioneering
    Thank you x   let us know how u get on at the appointment xxx
  • Rainbow116
    Rainbow116 Community member Posts: 128 Courageous
    Thank you x   let us know how u get on at the appointment xxx
    Will do xx 
  • Ollyoyster
    Ollyoyster Community member Posts: 348 Pioneering
    Morning all,,, I have my mri for both knees on sunday,,, its starting to make me stress already, the prospect of the op,,, still havent heard off tribuneral for date,,  hope everyone is well xx
  • Ollyoyster
    Ollyoyster Community member Posts: 348 Pioneering
    Hello had mri on both knees, just to let anyine know who's worried about getting an mri they really arent that bad, youre given earplugs and headphones so you cant hear the clunkingbif the machine,, each knee took 30 minutes so i counted how many songs to try and use that as a countdown, i guessed each song lasts 3 minutes so 10 songs is one knee 😂😂 just eaiting for results now x
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 3,861 Scope online community team

    Heya @Ollyoyster, I'm glad the MRI wasn't too bad for you!  I actually fell asleep during my last one, but I think I can blame the very relaxing music on radio 3 they were playing.  :D 

    Have they said when you should expect your results? 
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  • Ollyoyster
    Ollyoyster Community member Posts: 348 Pioneering
    I had smooth fm 😂 no i asked the lady and she said the consultant will go over it with me, but dont know when?? Xx
  • Ollyoyster
    Ollyoyster Community member Posts: 348 Pioneering
    Hopefully if I can ring up docs and see if they have a report, as im intetested to hear the results 🙂🙄🤔
  • Ollyoyster
    Ollyoyster Community member Posts: 348 Pioneering
    Still no results from mri, but i sent an e mail to hmcts couple of weeks ago, about my tribuneral, and had they forgotten about me?!  today they have replied saying it has been noted by support officer who has handed it to the listing team so as soon as a place is available i can get a date 😬😬😬😬,,,  any advice at this point as it seems its going to be sooner rather than later,, x

  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,670 Scope online community team
    @Ollyoyster, have you read through the citizen's advice page of  what to expect at the tribunal? Let me link it for you Challenging a PIP decision - the tribunal hearing - Citizens Advice
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  • Ollyoyster
    Ollyoyster Community member Posts: 348 Pioneering
    Thats brilliant, thank you 👍👍👍😊xx

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