Hi Julie here sorry been away from here a few questions about DWP Assessment
Hi I’m so sorry I’ve been away from all you lovely helpful people for over a month. I think the last time we talked I told you I was going to be referred to the Rheumatoid Arthritis clinic & my GP has done the referral but I’ve been ill firstly with shingles, then my lymphodema in my legs started blistering and I’ve had about 4 cycles of antibiotics and had to keep my legs up. To tell you the truth I’m exhausted I haven’t been able to have a blood test because I keep getting the reoccurring leg infection and on top of that for about 5 weeks I’ve had a really long lasting viral chest infection. Sorry if that sounded a bit poor me I didn’t mean for it too!
I was wondering if any of you had any experience with the DWP I had to fill out a massive form well my brother did as I can’t write very well now what with the massive pain in my wrists and hands. Anyway it’s to do with putting my money up? So I don’t have to have constant doctors notes. I’m a bit nervous to tell you the truth they instigated this it wasn’t me wanting more money I think it’s to see if I qualify. We photocopied my long form and I’m going to have a copy of that with me (I’m having this over the phone and they said it could take 20 mins to an hour well I’m not going to be able to hold the phone for that long so I’m going to put it on loudspeaker because that’s the only way I can do it! I was just wondering if anyone had any idea how long it is. It’s happening this coming Monday between 1pm and 4pm (meaning they can ring me at any time between then). They don’t know I’ve had shingles/nor that my lymphodema has turned into cellulitis and that I’m bandaged completely on my left leg with antimicrobial stuff etc nor that I’ve been on antibiotics for ages. Because I’m his all happened after I had filled the form in. Sorry this is so long I always find honesty is the best thing so they do know I’m waiting for an RA appt but not that I can’t even have the blood test because I’m too poorly to have it done because everything would be skewed with the infections in my body.
Just any experiences you would like to share (you don’t have to go into detail) I also suffer from ME so I’m a bit worried that I’m going to mess my words up but I think maybe telling them at the start that I’m nervous and because of my ME I get brain fog would be a good idea?
The pain from my RA is still very high so if any of you lovely people have had any experiences (it’s not PIP) I would love to hear them.
Thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings I hope you are all as good as you can be and I’m sending lots of love to you all.
Sending fairy wishes as well I do miss taking photos this is one from 2 Christmases ago but let’s think positive and hope this Christmas coming I might be on a better journey to getting diagnosed with whatever I have and that this blinking leg stops getting infections.
Love and light to you all ♥️
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