work assessment tomorrow

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work assessment tomorrow

Postby Bolla33 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:14 am

Hello people.
I have my first face to face tomorrow and it somewhat scary. I have been on ESA for 9 months just the basic £73 and now I have to face the devil.

Had FM for decades but diagnosed about 4/5 years ago, like many I worked with it until I hit a wall last year.

I have the usual pain/stiffness symptoms and also Asthma, Diverticulitis, IBS, GERD, Diabetes, Migraine type headaches, osteoarthritis in both hips and left hand.
I was wondering if anyone who has been through it had any words of wisdom for me?

Can I answer the questions on the "worst day" scenario? As all of you are aware it can vary so much from day to day.
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Re: work assessment tomorrow

Postby Bolla33 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:07 pm

Thanks for the advice.
Feels like I am walking across a minefield. I have read all I can now, my minds spinning. I have two dogs and can walk them on "better days". We do live literally across the road from a park so that helps. On my bad day I have problems getting from the front room to the toilet, that not an exaggeration, so im hoping the first mobility question will get me 15 points. Everything is in my medical history and it has been about 40 years of gradually getting worse. I didn't get enough warning of the assessment to make an appointment to see my doctor in time so nothing but meds to take with me. Doctors is next week.
We know they don't like FM but I have xrays from 5 years ago proving mild osteoarthritis in hips and left hand, xrays from last year showing it has progressed to moderate so I may try to use them more, even though FM is worse. Osteoarthritis cant be faked and does not heal on its own. Just got to hope for the best.
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