I need a verbal hug :-(

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I need a verbal hug :-(

Postby snowdrop » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:20 pm

Just picked my medical report from G.P. surgery for my ESA appeal on Monday it says...I am unable to assess her ability to work and would advise that you seek an Occupational Health opinion...followed by Fybro conformation and blood test results going back to 2007.I feel totally let down...
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Re: I need a verbal hug :-(

Postby gilld » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:31 pm

many virtual hugs coming your way.....GPs, what can I say? x
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Re: I need a verbal hug :-(

Postby LizzyMac » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:01 pm

It's tragic that so many of us have been so let down by our doctors. The things some of them have said to me are outrageous. For a long time, the only person who seemed to believe I was actually physically ill was the psychiatrist my GP sent me to. Only when the psychiatrist wrote to my GP saying that he thought that considering that I was sick and getting no help, it was no wonder I was depressed, but that my physical symptoms should be addressed. That other than being angry and frustrated with my medical care, I was very well adjusted. LOL

Anyway, I went through that for 7 years before I got my diagnosis. I understand how it feels to feel so alone and scared you'll never get the help you need.

HUGE HUGS.

We're all here for you. I came here from the boards FB page... there are dozens of virtual hugs waiting there for you on the post linking here, if you want to go pick them up. :-D
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Re: I need a verbal hug :-(

Postby snowdrop » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:05 pm

Thankyou x ....I have to admit that I think he is right but I just expected a little more support than that and think it will be no use on Monday for my appeal.
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Re: I need a verbal hug :-(

Postby snowdrop » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:11 pm

My old pc can't cope with facebook...and now I'm in floods of tears just knowing that someone cares...I'M tired..I hurt...I'm scared and I don't know how I will stand in a queue to sign on....
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Re: I need a verbal hug :-(

Postby snowdrop » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:56 pm

A good old sob just about over so deep breath and get on with it.I tried FB but no joy so if you are there...thankyou..time for the kitchen and try to cook something worth eating before pain kicks in and decides its beans on toast...again..
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Re: I need a verbal hug :-(

Postby LameBadger » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:28 pm

Actually Snowdrop your Doctor has not done you a disservice at all. I suffer from F.B. so I can understand where you are coming from. But I also help in welfare rights. Form filling, advice, taking people to medicals and appeals. I have done well over a hundred appeals and won the vast majority.

What you need to do it get in touch with Occupational Therapy through your local council and make an appointment for them to come out to your home and assess you. You can ask them, after the assessment for a letter of support.

Get in touch with the secretary of your Musculo-skeletal consultant, ask her to arrange a letter of support.

I presume that your appeal will be based on the fact that you can not walk 50 metres without pain and discomfort and have to stop repeatedly. If that is so ask your consultant to confirm this from his clinical knowledge of you.

You need to do this ASAP. The letters of support will no doubt not reach you in time for your appeal. So you can ring the Tribunal service up, the number is on the paper-work they sent you, and ask for an adjournment on the basis that you are waiting for medical evidence from Occupational Therapy and your consultant. If you can not get an adjournment over the phone. Go to the tribunal and ask for one from the judge and give him your reasons.

I have found the tribunals very very fair. They will usually help where they can. If you want or need any further advice you can contact me through this site. If you live in the Newcastle area I will go along with you if you would like support. OK
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Re: I need a verbal hug :-(

Postby LameBadger » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:33 pm

The tribunals take more notice of specialists and consultants than of any GP. The GPs are snowed under with requests for letters of support so it is not always their fault that they can not help. I do not believe that they should be put in this position in the first place. The tribunals usually only take note of the drugs you are prescribed and the frequency of your surgery visits. ALWAYS ask your consultants for leteers of support and be specific about what you need them to say.
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Re: I need a verbal hug :-(

Postby naz1972 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:11 pm

Change your doctor honey. Keep at it and dont give up. I got diagnosed last year and fighting them all the way :-) big hugs x
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Re: I need a verbal hug :-(

Postby whoami » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:30 pm

Snowdrop..
...your Dr has confirmed fibro so that is the big obstacle removed. Your Dr is not the best one to say what your ability for work would be. If he thought that you are totally disabled from working due to your medical condition then he should say so.

Dr's have to be very careful how they word things and they have to back up their diagnosis and recommendations with factual evidence. They are putting there license on the line. For years my Dr would report the time I would not be able to work as unknown. For the past 15 to 20 years he has written that my condition would be no better for the duration of my life and my ability to work again is zero.

I would talk to your Dr if you are concerned about his report and ask him to clarify his opinion to you and if necessarily bring the report up to date.
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Re: I need a verbal hug :-(

Postby rubes » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:21 pm

Huge Hug for you. xx
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Re: I need a verbal hug :-(

Postby ray curle » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:08 pm

Big hug for you my gp did the same to me for my d l a renewal have been taken off it completely but they are quick enough to take the payment they get for doing the report hope everything goes your way :-D
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