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  1. The Doc asked my hubby how far he can walk, he said he was no good with distances - so Dr asked if he knew the area of town where we were - hubby replied no - Dr pushed him again asking if he knew where the train station was - yes he replied - Dr asked 'so how would you get from here to there, explain it to me - hubby explained that he'd have to walk- Dr pushed him again about which way etc - he said he'd have to stop and rest at end of street- she pushed him to answer quickly about 'then you would continue? How far before you stop again? She was constantly pressuring him to reply even though he had told her he didn't know where exactly train station was in relation to tribunal location. She never asked how long he would have to rest, as in timescale! As a result they awarded him 6 points for mobility as they said he could walk 200m before having to stop. When we came out I checked and it was about 50m to end of street!! Considering he has mental heath problems and gets confused really easy I thought it was a bit of a dirty trick - especially as I'd already been warned, oh sorry 'told' not to speak or interrupt when they were asking my hubby questions!!
  2. Went to tribunal today - was degrading and humiliating for hubby - however they awarded him 18 points so he's now in WRAG.
  3. Thanks HB and LW your help has been fantastic x I've filled in the template and that's going in the morning. I sent the GO a letter asking for an explanation for his comments, he phoned with his reply. Apparently he is not able to make comments on how conditions affect my husband's mobility etc as this is classed as Social Care and apparently the DWP are aware of this, he added that this is why he put the not at the bottom about my husband having genuine problems. Its just so disheartening, I feel like I'm going insane whilst trying to convince everyone around me that everything's going to be ok
  4. The HCP stated that he had not sought medical help over Anxiety in her statement (which he had done when we were asking doctor about depression symptoms) she also failed to mention that the diagnosis for the other condition was ongoing. This is the type of information that the DM had in front of them when making their decision. Although I had asked them to listen to the medical which had been recorded, which they stated they had - yet they missed those 2 points. Is that because it hadn't been specified (due to intervention from DWP man before MR??)
  5. I have the name for the person I spoke to about our reasons for requesting MR as its on the paperwork we were sent. He works for the DWP and I honestly thought I had been given the correct info. He did list some of the reasons I was giving but failed to have a complete list due to telling me to wait for the phonecall - that never came!! We had told the HCP at medical that test were ongoing for one of his debilitating conditions - I also told her that we had spoken to GP about depression a while before but had been 'brushed to the side' as he just stated that he 'wasn't going to issue medication for it' (medication that my husband is NOW on thanks to the another GP)
  6. My husband says they might as well shoot him now as they will only tell him it's all in his head (he has had experienced this before - quite sometime ago). He's going to find the tribunal hard because from what I've read he will need to be answering their questions and making statements - due to his anxiety and depression I usually do most of the talking.
  7. I will contact the GP and ask for further clarification of his answers. He has been treating my hubby for a long time - in fact he was the one who first sent my hubby to hospital with kidney problems as his previous GP just kept trying to treat him for a pulled back muscle (despite going back several times over several months with no improvement). When we requested MR I began listing Our reasons - after a few I was told to stop and that I would be able to discuss things with the DM when they called - no call came - even though it is stated in the paperwork that they tried more than once to make contact. This happened not once but twice! They even stated the 2nd time that they had spoken to someone who stated we wernt in and didn't know when we would be back - I asked Our children but they said they never took any such call. Could they have called a wrong number??
  8. Can I also add that my husband does TRY and do things - it's just that he suffers extreme pain and fatigue (which is made worse when he does anything! He attended physio last year (where the PT explained that his knee caps were slightly dislocating and that's what was resulting in the clicking and cracking). He had to stop going as he was suffering from increased pain from his kidneys and stent (which ischanged every 6 months). He has been continuing with the simple exercises she gave him to do and we did use to go to the pool (first thing on a Sunday morning when no one was around to avoid additional stress) however just 15/20 mins in the pool walking up and down and stretching left him bedridden for days due to fatigue and pain. He has previously had surgery on both ulner nerves as he was waking up with numb hands all the time and he has had steroid injections in both his thumb joints to alleviate pain.
  9. I have thanks, am working through it all - it can be quite draining though I am determined to do all I can.
  10. Thank you all for your replies. I will contact the GP about what he put, in the box at the bottom he also put 'this is a genuine case'. When he originally spoke to us about him having filled in the form (which was in 2013) he told us a slightly different version and never mentioned the descriptors - otherwise I would have questioned him further. The tribunal is 19th so not long to go and no one to turn to in such a short time. Nystagmite I fully appreciate what you've said and did read about the imaginary wheelchair to mobilise. My husband suffers with severe pains in his arms/wrists/hands (as well as all over his body) that lock and crack painfully several times a day. Personally I believe he would not be able to use a manual wheelchair due to these problems. I've bern doing a lot of reading about Hypermobility and feel that my husband also has fibromyalgia as everything fits - we are seeing a rheumatologist on Tuesday so fingers crossed we get somewhere. As he suffered with the symptoms of hypermobility and fibromyalgia at the time of filling in his claim form and his assessment (12 months later) would they take into account a diagnosis from now as it was under tests etc at that time. The same over hos depression - it was there but wasn't diagnosed till afterwards. As his health has deteriorated since his assessment would we be allowed to claim straight away if we were unsuccessful this time?
  11. I also forgot to put that he only manages a few hours 'proper' sleep at night - he can nod off through the day - sometimes as a result of taking his medication - also due to total exhaustion.
  12. My husband was on IB and had a Atos medical last year - which resulted in them claiming he is fit for work. He has horseshoe kidneys that are upside down, one side has minimal function and the function of the 'good' side is impaired - he has a stent inserted to heal his bladder drain - without it his tube blocks and causes the kidney to swell. He suffers from continuous lower back pain, which increases when he walks about and radiates into his groin area. He is on Tramadol and Paracetemol for the pain. He also suffers from Raynauds and even though he talked nifedipine he still looses circulation in his hands and feet in temperatures that are mildly cool. He suffers with painful joints (they thought at first it was RA - they then think it's Hypermobility syndrome - we are due to see another rheumatologist next week). His ill health (over the last 20+ years), the constant pain and not being able to do all the things he wanted to (including bring able to work!) has also led to him being diagnosed with depression (I originally got him to speak to his gp over a year ago about his depression - gp just waved him off with I'm not giving you tablets! Luckily we saw a different gp this time and she was more understanding. He failed at MR stage (no one phoned to speak to us as they stated they had) and is due to attend a tribunal next month. He cannot walk more than 50 meters without suffering pain and discomfort, including breathlessness die to pain levels. He only goes out to attend gp and hospital appointments - which leave him physically exhausted and mentally drained. He spends most of his time in bed (the bedroom is nearer to the toilet too which dosent involve him climbing up and down the stairs. According to the paperwork we were sent for the tribunal his gp (who wouldn't entertain his depression) had put that he was mobile next to the list of descriptors - instead of putting down the issues. How can we fight this 'evidence'? We have tried getting supporting evidence from the kidney consultant but can't see him till 2 days before tribunal!! I fear for my husband's mental state and worry about suicide - he already feels worthless and has said we would be better off without him!! I can't loose my husband - can anyone offer any advice please xx
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