Pocket duties please...again

Slosh
Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
edited 29. Jun 2017, 13:45 in Living with Arthritis archive
I have a very important Occupational Health review next Wednesday morning. It's the one at which I have to convince OH that I can no longer work so that I get a report to send in to support my application for ill health retirement, and it's the report that carries most weight.

I'm going to make notes to take with me but it would be great to have a bit of support.

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  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Count me in Slosh
  • dibdab
    dibdab Member Posts: 1,498
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'll be there. Hope it goes as you hope for.

    Deb xx
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    No problem Slosh......I'll be there

    Love

    Hileena
  • slomo
    slomo Member Posts: 180
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hope all goes well for you, try not to get too stressed about it - not easy I know, I was freaking out about mine - sending you lots of positive thoughts, all the best, slomo
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks, it's on my mind and causing sleepless nights. I'll be glad when it's over.
  • Wobbly
    Wobbly Member Posts: 58
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck hon xx
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,623
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm in, Slosh. Hope all goes well.
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks. So much on my mind, my daughter (severe endometritis, ME) had her ESA stopped in November and has not had it, or jobseekers paid since then! She's resent paperwork, been to CAB, contacted MP and allthat has happened is lots of promises that the money is coming. I've been supporting her finacially since then and dread what will happen if it doesn't get sorted before I go onto a pension.
    She is now going to the media, BBC Money Box etc
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks all. I have made some notes for tomorrow to cover the specific things that the DES will look for. As usual I used my Dragon, but as it's a rough day it was difficult to put it in correct sentences, I decided not to edit it as that will provide more evidence. I must admit it was hard emotionally too.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,390
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Best of luck for today Slosh ((()))

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well that hoop's jumped so to speak. OH nurse was very nice and said she felt I had a good case and shouldn't have any problems. She also couldn't believe that I'd been teaching and working while taking a form of morphine!
    However it's not over yet. She now has to request reports from my GP and possibly consultant and once they are recieved they, together with her report they get sent off to an independant OH Dr and I have an assessment with him!
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,623
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Maybe you could write a book about assessments, Slosh. You've had more than your fair share.

    Anyway, I'm pleased this one seemed to go OK. Roll on the next. You'll cope.
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Now there's an idea Sticky!
  • slomo
    slomo Member Posts: 180
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Glad to hear that things went ok Slosh,
    Hopefully it won't take too long for the GP/consultant to get their reports sent to OH, mine seemed to get tied up with Christmas and took a while to come through, my consultant gave me a copy of the report and when it came to the OH meeting about it, I got called in at short notice and then got called back to be told that they would make their decision based on the report and I didn't have to attend the meeting, - for which I was truly grateful! Hopefully they'll do that with you too and you'll not need to appear in person. Fingers crossed things move along quickly.
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    She seemed quite clear that I would have to attend for a "medical assessment", I have spoken to my GP and Consultant who are both in support of this and I have asked for copies of all assessments.

    Fingers crossed it's not too long.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,390
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well that has got the ball rolling Slosh well done :)

    My fingers are also crossed that things progress quickly for you now :)

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks,
    Feeling the after effects today!
  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Glad to hear all is going well, and it you end up writing a book on assesments, i'll be sure to get a copy :D

    Best of luck

    Alastair

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