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PIP interview today
I've been on DLA for 9 years and had 2 cars one of which I still have. I've got my PIP interview today and I'm really worried I won't get it even though I've got ibs, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis in all of my joints and my back is awful leaving me with constant sciatica because my facet joint has fussed over my sciatic nerve, I have facet joint and nerve block injections in my back every 6 months, then in each hip every 6 months and now my right shoulder every 6 months, I'm on fentanyl patches at 50mg plus dihydracodine and co codamol, then methocarbamol, gabapentin etc. I can't do much for myself without being in pain but I try to keep myself self sufficient, but I will tell them I can go a week without a bath or shower which I can if my hubby isn't home to help me, but I don't want them to think I'm laying it on to thick even though I'll be honest. I don't go out at all, the last time I went it was a week ago for my injections, I've not actually been out in months except for injections or to the Dr's, I get my shopping delivered our someone gets it for me. I don't cook or clean I just sit in my electric chair all day reading or watching tv. If I'm having a bad day I stay in bed so I can get to the en suite easily. I'm just worried I won't get the PIP even though I'm a genuine case, my hubby is self employed so he came home if needed and he's taking me with my wheel chair. Sorry I've rambled! Hopefully there will be a good result and I don't lose my car, I'm not sure what I'd do without it as we can't afford a new one with my hubby having a van for work. I'll let you know how I get on, please keep your fingers crossed for me! Thanks for reading this