I'm personally dreading going for the work assessment as I have read if you have a head you have to work, the assesment is that brutal.
I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was aged 2.
getting out of bed is a nightmare showering and dressing is a bigger nightmare, I need a closomat loo as I cannot toilet without help,
but once up and dressed I look pretty fit, it's just the getting up bit thats the problem, then the relying on someone to come and help me, at present I cope because I take the day as it comes, I have a sister and a mum who live in the same street so I have helpers, if I wanna sit in my pyjamas all day I do, if I am feeling achy which is often, I just sit with my legs up and watch telly all day, I'm happy with my life, I cope ok, but forcing me to look for work or making me go to train, will just make my life a misery. I have recurring cellulitis in my lower legs and it is ever so painful, my gp told me I should get a recliner chair and keep my feet up as much as possible, what job would I be fit for....
Well I haven't had the dreaded letter yet, but pound to a penny they knock me off my benefits and tell me to go to work, i don't walk with sticks, I don't have a wheelchair, reasons being my hands could not grip sticks or push a wheelchair. I have a motability car which gives me my freedom. But I'm sure the DWP and ATOS will make me not disabled..... as I hear they get a lovely backhander for everyone they kick off benefits.
I'll keep you updated to what occurs.
Because my appeal will be immediately in and my MP will be sick of hearing from me!!