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I went to my DWP Medical at long last on Friday. I worked myself up for a few weeks over it, and made myself 10 times worse. How silly i was, because the man I saw was the nicest I've ever come across at the dreaded DWP office. He was kind, unjudgemental and very nice and supportive to me. It was late afternoon, which is when I look my utmost worst and when I got home afterwards, I was physically and mentally drained and just got into bed. It took me all day yesterday to get over it too.
I feel very positive about it though, and feel sure that he will put me onto the Support Group for ESA - which is obviously where I belong. I have been in the Work-related ESA group since June 2013, but i spend most days in the week in bed or having to lie down, so there's sadly no way I could hold down any kind of job. I feel very sheepish about not working, especially because most people make me feel dreadful about not working. I have over 36 years of full-time work behind me, often holding down 2 jobs throughout the 1990's, so I shouldn't be made to feel guilty, but i can't help it, especially as I come from a work-ethic family. I was told it'll take 2 to 3 weeks for my outcome to go through, but I honestly feel that it went in my favour. However, watch this space!!!!! If I have failed, I will HAVE to appeal. But I hope it doesn't come to that as I couldn't go through with it alone.
Best wishes to everyone else who is put through this awful experience, and even more best wishes to everyone with this dreadful illness, which of course, can attack anyone at any time.
I love this website because everyone is the same boat and is very supportive. thank you to everyone. xx
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