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2 years 6 months ago #23892 by cazlake
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illeatyou,
sorry to hear you are not ok today. Hoping you can find the strength to find a peaceful place to take a break from the CP. Put some music on and turn it up louder, meditate, try all the things that you know sometimes help you. Don't give up, you know we are all here for you and hoping you can find some relief.
Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully one with less pain.

Keep your chin up Carol :)

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2 years 6 months ago #23894 by Mrs S
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Sorry to hear you are struggling today illeatyu, those days make it so hard to get through. Do you have a garden ? Sometimes i find a quiet spot in mine and try and concentrate on the sounds and scents of flowers around me to distract me from my pain, even for a few minutes.
Hoping tomorrow is a less painful one for you
Mrs S

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2 years 6 months ago #23997 by cazlake
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Hope everyone is as OK as they can be today!!
The sun is shining at my house and it seems like it will be a lovely day.
I have been so ill for the past 5 days I have not seen much sun shine. Starting to pick up now, but still don't feel like facing anything. CP, Nausea and no balance are a biarch.

Looking for some info.
I am applying for disability pension.
Over the last few weeks I read on a post, what someone said was really important wording to have your Dr write on a report. If anyone can give me the heads up I would be very grateful.
Thanks.
Once again hope you are OK
Cheers Carol :)
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2 years 6 months ago #23999 by grappers
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Hi Cazlake,
When applying for a DSP, your GP and your specialist will be required to fill out a report on your condition, question will be asked whether your injury will be short term or permanent, you will also have to pass the impairment tables which now guide who gets a DSP, if you get knocked back, don't be afraid to ask for a review of that decision.
When I first applied, I was knocked back by the assessor, I appealed and had a second assessment, in which the person conducting it couldn't understand why I was knocked back in the first place, the first one was done by a non medical professional, whereas the second review was performed by a medical specialist.

Don
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2 years 6 months ago #24000 by Peter
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Hi Carol,

Like Don said, your GP will need to do this. The GP has the Centrelink application form for disability and they will fill out their part and if it needs corroboration by a specialist, which is often the case, then you'll need to make an appt to get it. Centrelink will assess the information, then I think they will want to interview you. That is what happened when I went through the process, but mind you, that was back in 2002. I think they have toughened it up a bit more since then.

I wish the ring (this Chronic Pain) had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. (Frodo Baggins)

So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Gandalf the Grey)
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2 years 6 months ago - 2 years 6 months ago #24003 by Marley
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Hi Carol
What I found hard about applying for the DSP (I also applied for special benefits and sickness benefits at the same time) was focussing on my worst days and what I can't do.
I had to forget about positive thinking and what I can do or do on 'good days.'
Good luck
Marley

Once I could laugh with everyone
Once I could see the good to me
Holding the world inside
Now the world is grey to me
Nobody can see you gotta believe it
Oh oh the night comes down
And I get afraid of losing my way
Oh oh the night comes down
And it’s dark again
“The Night Comes Down” Queen
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