I have faked being healthy, sometimes unsuccessfully, but usually pretty well, for the last seven and a half years.
What To Expect When.. You Get Rejected (Again) For PIP (Personal IndependencePayments): Stage Two, The Appeal
Obviously, I got rejected again. I received the letter in the post dated exactly one month after my first letter, not the 12 weeks I was told it may take.
Simply, the fact I am 'young' means that I should be perfectly healthy. That's great, in theory. Unfortunately, I think someone forgot to tell my body that, because sometimes, I feel like I'm falling to pieces.
I am, in his words, sledgehammering myself with medication for the very small amount of pain relief I'm actually getting from the medication.
What To Expect When.. Your PIP (Personal Independence Payments) Application Gets Rejected: Stage One, Mandatory Reconsideration
I am accused of being dishonest about needing help with medication and my finances, because I could communicate my medical history to the nurse on the phone.
I was asked could I prepare food, which I can. I wasn't asked if I could eat the food.
The phrase 'occupational health' seems to send people running and there's such a negative association with being 'managed out' of their employment.
My GP Surgery Kicked Me Out One Week After Giving Birth.. And My New GP Practice Is Not Cut Out For My Bad Health!
I have been a GP receptionist before and I always try to defend them when they get a bad rep, but this receptionist was the definition of useless.