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TOPIC: Lies, damn lies and medical assessments

Re:Lies, damn lies and medical assessments 6 years 11 months ago #13703

Hi Jim,

I'm telling Pat, ha ha, know what U mean though, I have to do the same when the other half's in bed. But at least you have a wee bit of company when the old insomnia is around. Hope your feeling a bit better.

On the subjest of another forum topic, I wouldnt be in support of it. I believe this site is really useful as a guide to all people with all disabilities and this to me is what sets it aside from the rest.

There are forums out there for all types of conditions, and to be honest with you, I find them really depressing sometimes, then I need something to put me straight, thats what this forum does for me.

|The moderators do a brilliant job, their time is resticted and I believe that the job they do by way of giving you direction is more useful than any other site.

Kathy
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Re:Lies, damn lies and medical assessments 6 years 11 months ago #13706

  • lavenderlady
Thank you Jim

For the information you just gave. Read up my condition in the disability handbook and a-z conditions. God Bless
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Re:Lies, damn lies and medical assessments 6 years 11 months ago #13767

  • AndrewPatrick
Hello again. Like Lavenderlady I used the resources suggested for condition description. All right as far as they go but for my money lots of contradictory information. It appears to me to be the case that given the information in the resources it is then necessary for anyone trying to do condition description to contradict a lot of what is said especially about effects and care needs.

As far as generalised osteoarthritis is concerned there is no account of why (osteoarthritis is usually condfined to one or a few joints) and lots of contradictory statements about which joints will be affected and joint inflammation.

Condition description is a starting point for benefit claims and if people don't get it right first off then I am sure it prejudices their chances of success from then on.

Medical conditions and their affects are variable and the more descriptions we have then the more we can relate them to our own experience and improve our descriptions.

Andrew
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Re:Lies, damn lies and medical assessments 6 years 11 months ago #13772

  • lavenderlady
Hi Andrew

What the DWP are interested in is our care and mobility needs. The illness itself is not the key thing but the resulting care and mobility needs that can result are.

Take CFS/ME which is very complicated with a whole range of symptoms which not all suffers experience, the DWP have now accommodated it and made numerous awards to people, despite the fact that no-one knows what causes CFS/ME, the differing medical opinions and so on.

All that the DWP need from us to make simple statements and explain our difficulties and needs.

Best Wishes
Lavenderlady
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