I am new to the forum today and I am hoping someone may be able to offer some advice.
I am 21 years old and I have Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, diagnosed at 18 months old. Mainly in my ankle joints, but now spreading to my hands.
I am currently in the process of applying for a blue badge due to the cartilage in my ankle wearing thin, and i have been advised that my ankle is slowly but surely fusing quicker than expected. I experience extreme pain within my flare ups, making me unable to walk. I have applied for a blue badge previously and I was declined due to not getting breathless when I walk. I often wonder if my condition gets overlooked due to being so young, and also being so smiley.
Wondering if anyone has had a similar situation, and could offer any advice on applying for a badge?
Thank you in advance,