What an absolute farce! The assessor was a nurse. I had my daughter with me and she asked who she was, when she spotted my daughters notepad she asked if she was taking notes then gave her a sheet of paper which said notes taken will not be taken as evidence.
The questions about my health and what a typical day is like came thick and fast and everything I said she tried to contradict. Told her about my depression and she asked if Id had counseling, I said no. she typed it down. I have a feeling thats what they will tell me to do, go for counselling and I will then be fit for work. When she was asking about the fits I told her years ago the doctor suggested I take a higher dose of tablets which I did do and it made no difference, she asked if I was still taking the higher dose I said no because it didnt help, she typed this down and I know this will go against me, she also asked me how often I see the neurologist and I told her I havent seen one in years because all they do is ask how its going and whatever I tell them they just say keep taking the tablets, so that will go against me as well. I bet they say Im undermedicated and just need to see a specialist and adjust my meds. And she asked me how often I see the GP about my fits (!?)
Im furious at what I was made to do and Im going to put in a complaint! I had to lie down, lift my legs up one at a time and let them drop to the side (Like when you have a smear!) I had to lift my legs while she pressed down on them and then push them down while she had her hands underneath. What this has to do with working a 40 hour week I dont know! I had to squat, and I nearly fell over, I had to bend down and pretend to pick something up off the floor with my back bent - something youre not meant to do anyway youre meant to keep your back straight if you bend! These ridiculous tests had me in so much pain, especially the stuff I had to do with my legs my back and hips were killing me! I went to sleep when I came back I was so tired and stressed, Im going to complain about the humiliation of what I had to do and my doctor will be hearing about it. Apart from being sore and stressed Im absolutely livid!