I have my pip assessment on Thursday at 9AM,I’m feeling very anxious about it .
Not really sure what to expect but keeping everything crossed it goes ok.
Since applying for pip, I’ve been diagnosed with tricompartmental arthiritis in my left knee and also have meniscus tear which I’ve been told won’t be operated on due to degenerative nature of it.
In last 18 months I have gone through a lot and have been off work now for9 weeks struggling to walk and in severe pain .
My knee pains started out blue 18 month ago and past 18 month have been nightmare ,I’ve lost so much money in lost wages had 5 month off work in past year half.
I had steroid injections yesterday and am now waiting for physio to commence in 2 weeks.
I’ve never had so many medical appts and feel they are highlight of my life at moment.!!
My husband is supportive but at times feel he fed up of me moaning about my knees all time.
I’ve been trying find other jobs whilst been off as I’ve always worked in care jobs and am now struggling doing that type work because of my bad knees and mobility .
I’m been struggling coming to terms with diagnosis and the changes that come with it very hard emotionally and I feel isolated cut off from people .
I’ve always worked full time now having rely on benefits which is all new to me .
I feel people don’t understand something they can’t see think it’s all in your head .
Unless you’ve been through it yourself .