A brief history, I have avascular neurosis of left femural head, advanced bilateral OA of both hips, awaiting replacement, OA both kness, right awaiting replacement and OA of shoulder and a number of various other things.
Last week my Dr referred me to wheelchair services and also the falls team because I have had a few falls, also advised me that in the short term I could obtain a wheelchair, not self propelled, from the Red Cross which I have done.
My concern is that I have a pip assessment next week and after all the horror stories you read I am extremely worried that this will be used against me.
I am hoping that someone who as been through a similar situation can advise me please.
I find it disgusting and hurtful that people who are suffering from conditions like mine, who have little or no control over it have to worry about things like this and go through the turmoil of it.
The people who run this country should hang their heads in shame with this savage onslaught on disabled people although I accept that there are very many people in receipt of the old DLA benefit that should never have received it and these people are as equally responsible for what is happening.
I have had OA for many, many years but have always tried to work through it and get on with it, now that I am not able to anymore and need help, I realize the struggle that genuine disabled people are going through and they are being treated abhorrently.