So after waiting 7 months for the outcome of having a health assessment I have been told I’ve failed it. The reasons are laughable apparently because I’m able to walk and as I bake cakes I do not have a disability. Granted I’m a lot more mobile than others with fibromyalgia, but currently I am unable to work as when I work I do flare up. At first this annoyed and upset me. The principle mainly and the fact that the nurse doing my health assessment obviously has no clue about fibromyalgia.
I have passed my health assessment last year so don’t see how things can just change. I can appeal the decision, which I will do as it’s just simply handing in paper work which I have plenty of, but knowing the system it will probably be rejected. I have been told I can go to court and appeal further, I believe this will just be to stressful and there is no guarantee of a positive outcome. At the end of the day I can’t do anything about the way the system works and that they employ uneducated health professionals to determine if fibromyalgia is a disability or not. I’m going to let this go and if I win the appeal I win it, but I’m not going to stress myself out over it. I’ve been placed in a work capability group which is pointless as I’m signed off work currently by the doctor.
As you can see in my other blogs I am changing my fitness and life style to get better and am slowly getting there. I am hoping to go back to work by the summer. So hopefully I won’t need benefits any longer and this may give me the push to become more determined to get myself back to working. I think it’s still very unfair that fibromyalgia isn’t automatically classed as a disability in the health assessments. Don’t let ignorance get you down.