Do you use medication for your pain, or do you use other pain easing techniques such as meditation or physio?
For me, medication is the only way I can manage my pain and also cope with the house, kids, job (when I have one). My medication has remained more or less the same since my chronic pain consultant managed to get the combination right, although I do need to adjust my Fentanyl dose depending on my pain levels.
Despite being on an incredibly high level of pain relief, I was refused ESA on the grounds that I was fit for work. Now, as I’ve said previously, I have always worked. In fact I LOVED my last job and was devastated when I had to give it up.
It has taken months of fighting an unjust system and an appeal at a Magistrates Court – yes, we really are treated like criminals – for that decision to be overturned and me to be finally awarded ESA.
If you are going through the same process and need some advice, drop me a line and I’ll do my best to help. 😊