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Received the letter yesterday not elidgable for P.I.P, I am currently on E.S.A and in the support group, i suffer from Lupus SLE, Rheumatoid Arthritus, Osteophorosis, severe Mitral valve steniosis
mitral valve regurgitation irregular heart beat that misses a beat or runs to fast because of the strain on my heart which then causes me to black out i have had my heart stopped and restarted again on a few occassions i cant walk far cant go up a flight of stairs without resting half way due to breathlessness and sometimes i am unable to breath properly, yet they tell me they(the dwp) have decided i can walk more than two hundred metres run up a flight of stairs with ease attend to various tasks in the house cooking cleaning meal preperation and so on and so on , i am able to budget plan my journeys speak to other people and do not get flustered in a group situation and yes i agree i can budget i can speak to people and no being part of a group do not fluster me. theres nothing wrong with my mental health and as for holding a conversation yes i can do that as well do they expect you to be in a state of vegitation because you apply for this benefit as for the other things i can do that this lady has decided yes i can do them she is amazing she knows more about me than i do and if i could do all of these things she has decided i can do, i wouldnt have applied for the benefit. who do these people think they are when they are telling you and i quote "i have decided that you can" do this that or the other oh has she really so how come last week i was stranded in my bathroom unable to walk down the stairs or even move a muscle untill my husband came home she wouldnt have been so adamant in her decissions on that day. I find it very frustrating that no one knows your illnesses or conditions better than yourself yet you have these people who are not medically trained telling you they have decided you can do it. i would love to see her complete some of the tasks she is so adament i can do when she is racked with pain from head to toe unable to open her hands and grab anything and when her legs just simply wont walk and then to top it all the length of time it takes to get going your heart is under severe strain and breathlessness takes over. i just wonder how she would manage and cope, not very well in my opinion.
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