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TOPIC: doctor trying forceing me into giving distance

doctor trying forceing me into giving distance 8 years 9 months ago #40233

hi i got my letter telling me that i not been given my award back with any moblity and only low care
i am going to see my doctor today she is now back from her work in Africa. now as you know i had this ATOS doctor come see me and during the inteveiw i felt What I'm really saying is that the doctor was trying and forcing me into giving a distance and i thought at the time being bullied into giving him feet and inchs well if i said i can only walk 50 yeards then i would be lieing because i can but under severe pain
Yes i can walk, unaided. It hurts.medication but still hurts at the time and a lot worse later in the day as a result. now what distance do i ask her to tell DWP i can wallk i dont know what the currant is all i know is dont matter how far it is is dam well hurts what distance would you say my doctor seems to think because i walk throw it because none is going to do it for me are thay

Then i think i might complain about this ATOS doctor because of his manner. i not sure if this can be done ??!!

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To Much Pain Will Kill Y ou In The End

Re:doctor trying forceing me into giving distance 8 years 9 months ago #40252

Hi Jaqui,

I have reposted same answer I gave to Alistair:

Under the current rules, any distance you can achieve ONLY with severe discomfort, eg breathlessness, fatigue, pain etc should not be counted. Any factor such as time taken, need to stop, bend over, sit down etc should be taken into account. Also time taken to recover afterwards should be considered eg if you can walk a bit but the effort leaves you in pain or fatigue for prolonged period of time afterwards.

The way to answer this I was told by a Welfare Rights worker was to put "no distance at all without severe discomfort, fatigue".

It sounds like the DWP is already ignoring the current rules in favour of the new proposals. Going to Appeal,is the only way.

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Re:doctor trying forceing me into giving distance 8 years 9 months ago #40264

What about if you can walk, say, half a mile quite happily when you're properly rested up but would feel the onset of pain rapidly were you to try that on a daily basis? These questions all seem to leave out any discussion of context, which makes them medically meaningless. That's intentional obviously :-)

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Re:doctor trying forceing me into giving distance 8 years 9 months ago #40265

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Jacqui wrote:

hi i got my letter telling me that i not been given my award back with any moblity and only low care
i am going to see my doctor today she is now back from her work in Africa. now as you know i had this ATOS doctor come see me and during the inteveiw i felt What I'm really saying is that the doctor was trying and forcing me into giving a distance and i thought at the time being bullied into giving him feet and inchs well if i said i can only walk 50 yeards then i would be lieing because i can but under severe pain
Yes i can walk, unaided. It hurts.medication but still hurts at the time and a lot worse later in the day as a result. now what distance do i ask her to tell DWP i can wallk i dont know what the currant is all i know is dont matter how far it is is dam well hurts what distance would you say my doctor seems to think because i walk throw it because none is going to do it for me are thay

Then i think i might complain about this ATOS doctor because of his manner. i not sure if this can be done ??!!


What did you answer in the end, and how did you put it ?

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Re:doctor trying forceing me into giving distance 8 years 9 months ago #40266

evaness wrote:

Hi Jaqui,

I have reposted same answer I gave to Alistair:

Under the current rules, any distance you can achieve ONLY with severe discomfort, eg breathlessness, fatigue, pain etc should not be counted. Any factor such as time taken, need to stop, bend over, sit down etc should be taken into account. Also time taken to recover afterwards should be considered eg if you can walk a bit but the effort leaves you in pain or fatigue for prolonged period of time afterwards.

The way to answer this I was told by a Welfare Rights worker was to put "no distance at all without severe discomfort, fatigue".

It sounds like the DWP is already ignoring the current rules in favour of the new proposals. Going to Appeal,is the only way.



Thats what i always put down on my forms,I am in pain every minute of the day whether i walk or not.

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Re:doctor trying forceing me into giving distance 8 years 9 months ago #40267

Jacqui

The rules for DLA talk about severe disconfort, there is no specific defnition of what this means, but it is definitely less than pain.

So if you are already in severe discomfort before you have taken a step then you should be considered as being unable to walk.

Bill

if you have a loook at the DLA Claims on Physical Grounds, Page 22, in the Members area, it explains more about getting around outdoors.

Hope this helps

Gordon

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