Broke down in tears today

I have a long term back problem that a neurosurgeon at the royal Hallamshire will not operate on due to the danger of making me incontinent. He stated it is a life long illness for which I take tramadol for pain. DWP do not want to accept his report.
I am diabetic, another life long condition which again DWP don’t want to accept. I have just had an operation on my left shoulder due to damage caused by having to use crutches because of my back. ESA medical have recommended that I have a further medical in 18 months to see if the operation worked so that I could push myself in my wheelchair.
If I can they will take ESA away and put me on Job seeker allowance. Was previously given DLA for life due to the damage to my back and now I have this with my shoulders and arms. The time limit was for 18 months from January 2018 but still having treatment for first operation. No way will both operations be done in 18 months. All reports ignored by DWP.
Broke down in tears today whilst having treatment not because of the pain but because of the pressure DWP are placing on me. I suffer from chronic anxiety and depression, meeting ICD 10 of world health organisation, so recognised world wide apart from the DWP. I also have PTSD again DWP don’t  want to recognise. Basically I’m f@@@@d off by DWP not taking notice of any reports put in front of them.

Dave

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  1. I hear you. The DWP miraculously cured both my complex mental health problems and my chronic back pain/mobility issues in October (0 points). This is despite the fact that I’ve had ESA/DLA/PIP for 11 years, and provided MRIs, letters from GP, consultant, chronic pain physio, pain psychologist, Pain Clinic team, and Pain Management Programme, reports from 2 different occupational therapy assessments, letters from my group therapy facilitator, my personal counsellor, and the psychiatrist at the NHS specialist CMHT service I’ve been at for 7 years. Oh, and an A&E liaison psychiatry team report from the night, 7 weeks before the assessment, when I was taken to A&E by ambulance and kept in for hours because I’d self-harmed so badly and I was scaring myself. (He didn’t send that one on to the DWP, btw, although the other 3 new pieces of evidence I handed him got there just fine.) Prescription list showing the 11 meds I take daily and the other 3 I only take when 150mg tramadol, gabapentin, venlafaxine, lamotrigine, etc. aren’t enough.

    The report was laughable, and obviously the assessor and both DM’s (original decision and MR) didn’t bother to read my form or my evidence. Apparently I have no suicidal ideation or self-harm problems (7 weeks before…), I have no specialist input for my MH problems (NHS specialist CMHT and psychiatrist?) or my chronic pain condition (apparently I’d been discharged from the Pain Clinic last year. My pain consultant was not amused when I told him about it at my appointment last week.) 7 months waiting for Tribunal. Still no date.

    *solidarity*

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