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Things get better... 🤔 I'm not so sure
In 2014 I had to stop work due to my back and knees, I noticed after I was in a accident at work in 2007 my knees would have a sharp pain going through them. this was ongoing for years then at the end of 2014 I went for a X-ray and my doctor said you have degenerative advance osteoarthritis...in both knees 😕 I applied for E. S. A and problems arrived a short while after going for an assessment I failed with 10 points out of 16 I think, 🤔 after about 10 calls to D. W. P they said we will put you in a suport group for 12 months you don't need to send any certificates...arfter that time was up another assessment 🙄 and again I failed on points 🙄 so 3 mandatory reconsiderations and a paper tribunal my condition has worsened I'm in pain all day from shoulders knees back feet and hand. I now have spondylitis and my gates shifted the the specialist put in my medical notes. the surgeon then said I wouldn't do surgery because your to young 46 and you would be back again in less than 6 or 7 years so the D. W. P have had all this info countless certificates and medical notes, I struggle to move now driving is getting hard moving in general is difficult I've got morphine patches and tablets for pain and my depression is at a low. I've now been to mental health back and forth and to doctors that all this has finally broken me 🙁 the pain is on a different level now, I don't sleep due to pain and restfulness and still fighting for benefits I've got a P. I. P assessment soon, so am I positive absolutely not because my last assessments were a joke if you can turn over your hands and talk and dress well your fine.... 😠🤐 the D. W. P lost my paperwork and cut me off the phone after a hour and 20 mins....my partner has chronic fatigue syndrome and a daughter with A. D. H. D I also found my partners dad who passed away in his flat 😥so we have a hell of a lot going on my partner helps me loads. I don't want people to take a negative from this because we all go through things in life, and some people have had positive outcomes on here 👍 so maybe my disability is on the low end compared to some on here, not only was I broken physicaly over the years, the system has now broke me mentally, so my pain is a everyday acurance now I don't want to get hooked on painkillers and my depression is at a low...😕 I've been through loads but finally this P. I. P will be the last I'm burnt out, so 4 years on and nothing has changed there is not much more I can do also contacted my local PM and he just reiterated what my health care professional had said 🤔🙄 oh well