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Postby gross1 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:45 pm

Hi everyone.

My name is Mandy and I have had fibro for about 15 years now :-x I used to work in a school with teens,mainly boys, who had special needs (behavioural problems mainly). I was retired on ill health in 2005 after 10 years at the school.
I live with my partner and we have been together for 26 years now! We chose not to marry and share our home with our 'baby' Emily our darling cat :-D She means the world to us and gives me a reason to drag myself up in the mornings.

I am on a cocktail of meds including Lyrica and morphine patches. I am currently filling in the ESA50 to be transfered over from Incap to ESA. So now the fun begins.. not holding out much hope of passing a medical if I get called for one but will just see how it all goes.. the whole thing is so stressful and even if I get ESA, as my partner works, I would only get 12 months anyway, then be kicked off :roll:

Anyway, Im starting to ramble, so I will end there.. thanks for listening to me.. take care fibromites..

Mandy
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Re: hi everyone

Postby FluppyPuffy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:38 pm

:welcome: to the forum Mandy :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing:

There is lots of info and advice on here covering all sorts of subjects, hopefully you'll find some useful suggestions in amongst it all.

I'm medically retired as well, and I've gone thru the migration process from IB to ESA, so can understand how you're feeling regarding the whole process :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: The best advice I can give you is to include as much info as you can about the type of medical retirement you were given, be it a partial one or a full retirement. Try to include copies of the various letters, reports etc that were needed for the retirement decision to be made, as well as an official definition (from your previous employer) about the type of retirement you were given. This should say something about the conditions you needed to meet for your retirement to be granted.

If you're unsure/worried about completing yours forms, organisations such as CAB may be able to help and advise you with them, plus there is a lot of info in the DWP, Benefits and Working part of the forum.

Think I've bombarded you with enough stuff for now, anything you want to know, all you need to do is ask and we'll try to help you with it :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:
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Re: hi everyone

Postby denys » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:59 pm

Hi Mandy and :welcome: to the forum :wave:
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Re: hi everyone

Postby shazq » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:50 pm

:welcome: to the forum Mandy :wave:
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