I have had insulin diabetes for 43 years since age of 9, since 1968 43 years, now nearly 52, have worked all my life since age of 15, and lied to go to work as companys wouldnt employ me with my health condition, about year ago suddenly got complications.
Neuropathy of feet and hands severely ( nerve damage ) which means have probs. walking and using hands as in constant pain, on max pain ikillers and antidepressants coz of severe depression caused by 43 years of diabetes, also where I used to get warning of hypos ( low blood sugar ) no longer get warning any more so wife cant leave me for very long, and is now my carer and im on DLA 2 middle rate
Am shortly going to have intravenous pain killer trial to see if this helps, have been put on new insulin pump to stop complications getting worse, have had consultants, gp, specialist letters, I went to ATOS medical and they said would recommend me for support group even tho she didnt examine me coz of all the reports and my condition, but got letter saying they have put me into back to work group!!!!!
Awaiting copy of medic. report any day now, been to local disability action group and they are representing me, handed letter into local MP at her surgary ( THERESA VILLIERS ), had to gotto WRAG interview today with wife, and I walked out, so disgusted, when wife said she was my carer, he just said they could arrange transport!!!!! to pick me up for work etc, he just didnt listen at all no matter, he didnt reply when I asked him if he knew what diabetes is, he stated from start that he was not medically knowledgeable
How can someone give advice when they no nothing, we have not had the extra money for esa, only basic, and I get DLA 2 and my wife carers, so if they threaten to SANCTION ( there new word for cutting money ) we wont notice any diff., they say they are gonna giv back pay we dont want it coz it just goes on council tax and rent, just want them to leave us alone as have enuff probs. as it is, have rung to complain about him, but manager wont be there til friday so will ring em then and if no joy will complain about the manager etc, also when get report will complain if medic lied to us to ATOS and GMC, we have appeal which the DIS. Action people are dealing with, my GP wrote a fantastic letter for me and she was disgusted with them and said let them bring it on!!!!! has anybody on this site had similer probs. how can they do this when on DISABILITY LEVEL 2 INDEFINETLY AND GET CARERS and then say I m fit for work, only just got this help after 43 years!!!!!!!!