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PIP not awarded 0 points! Advice please
I had my PIP assessment a few weeks back I suppose I was having an OK day and my fault at the moment is putting a brave face on and always worrying what people think!!!! but after a 2 hour interview I was exhausted and deflated. I received a letter and report from PIP a few weeks ago and guess what I didn't get awarded.
A little bit about me. In August 2012 i just turned 32, collapsed with a full seizure. After a lot of tests and a 6 hour biopsy the hospital found a grade 2 large deep meningioma brain tumour. I am lucky it wasn't malignant but it has left me with cognitive problems, fatigue everyday, pain, focal epilepsy (seizures are now controlled but I do have auras but it could be the drugs) and I'm not the Gemma I used to be... I used to run 10K, go on nice holidays, see friends, family now I can't work because I am fatigued after walking 10 minutes and I feel pain everywhere especially my neck and spine (I have a lump that sticks out like a sore thumb like a hump) over the last few years I have been fighting to get well and I even tried dating again but didn't work out. I volunteered at a charity shop and came home crying because I couldn't concentrate, I felt fatigue, pain and I struggled on the till. I had tests done at the end of last year because I just knew something wasn't right I was then diagnosed with ME and wide spread pain. I've been through the wars and I don't want to dwell on my illnesses but I think after working from the age of 14 to 32 I deserve a little help. There is so much more I could put in this message but I think you can see I'm struggling in general. I've seen chiropractors, physiotherapists but I get migraines... I think it's all neurological my problems 😒
The ME clinic are going to write a letter to PIP to try and get them the change their decision but my occupational therapist isn't hopeful because I haven't been awarded any points. I can walk for 5 minutes and wash myself basically. Anyone got any advice/help to fight my case????? Very specific Examples to dispute????
I gave the PIP assessor and PIP so much back up. I'm now waiting to see a rheumatologist because the pain clinic are focusing pain to be just the mind and not the body ffs! I have appointments coming out of my ears.
Hope you are enjoying the weather. I'm lying down in the garden resting xx
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