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i have been on higher rate DLA for mobility and lower rate for care since 2004 as I have genetic osteo arthritis and have had a knee rep;acement in 2010 plus several operations on my knee before that. It was not a success i still have a lot of pain in that leg. the surgeon sais I left having the operation to long. however I also have a very bad bony lump under my right foot which causes me constant pain and hurts very much when I stand i also have hammer toes which rub constantly on shoes .i also have a L4 and L5 compression of my back discs chich cause me constant pain and extreme stabbing and shooting pains in my right leg. I have had an MRI a year ago and am booked in for another one on March 3 this year. I hasve had 2 root nerve block injections over the last year and now no longer work. i am now being reffered to Surgeon to see if an operation might help. However in 2015 I was also diagnosed with fibromyralgia. I filled in the application form as best as possible with the help of a charity that specialises in this kind of thing. Now I have been called for an interview as they say they are not taking in the previous claim which was based on my osteo arthritis, this I dont understand how can they do this. I went to the pain clinic today and whilst there spoke to another lady who has been totally refused. I am sick with worry as I have a mobility car. I do not drive my husband is my carer and my driver. I cannot get out and about at all without him. My balance is very poor and I fall very often. I recentley fell and really damaged my so called good knee so am going to physio for it but i have osteo in my wrist hands and kneck as well . I can no longer do my household chores or cook my hubby does it all. I was wondering if anyone has any advice for me before I go as I believe they try to trick you.
also if you fail do they stop your DLA straight away and take your car as well.
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