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Cacoethes 22-03-2021 11:41 AM

Benefit forms are the worst

tamobhuuta 22-03-2021 11:43 AM

It might be worth asking someone who knows you well to help with the forms. My parents were helpful.

shadow-light 22-03-2021 11:48 AM

unfortunately i have noone who can really help, esspecially given the whole covid thing meaning that i cant see anyone... got a friend who i'd usually get to help me, but obviously i cant go see him at the moment

and until 2 days ago i hadn't spoken to my mum in over a year... she would have a fit if she knew i was even applying for this sort of thing as i'm obviously just "being lazy and exadurating stuff"

I'm between treatment teams, and just getting a GP appointment for a med review this morning was hell so the idea of getting a letter off a professional is just too much for my brain to deal with

I tried to get the boyfriend to help but he just did that thing where he claimed to not understand the form...

but anyway... what you both up to today?

Cacoethes 22-03-2021 12:23 PM

What a pain

I'm not up to anything apart from pestering doctors to do stuff they should have done last week

tamobhuuta 22-03-2021 12:26 PM

I'll just be working my way through my coping skills, including a walk.

shadow-light 22-03-2021 12:49 PM

to be honest i may just give up on the forms and send them as they are... they are going to phone and ask a million questions either way


Originally Posted by Cacoethes (Post 4295530)
I'm not up to anything apart from pestering doctors to do stuff they should have done last week

eugh, hate having to pester doctors... espeically when it's for something that should have happened already


Originally Posted by tamobhuuta (Post 4295531)
I'll just be working my way through my coping skills, including a walk.

not sure about where you are but the weather looks brilliant here so a walk sounds great

Cacoethes 22-03-2021 12:53 PM

The PIP people didn't phone me. They just asked for professionals details so they could contact them, i assume.

I know. Like, I know doctors are very busy and important but it's kinda their job to do these things

shadow-light 22-03-2021 12:58 PM

it's about 12 years since i last attempted to get these benefits... I had a face to face assesment then, most of which i dont remember... and i scored 0 points, unfortunately i got the results 3 days before becoming homeless so wasn;t in a possition to appeal...

i've been too scared to apply since. So if i am honest I have no idea how all this works now :laugh: my knowledge is all very out of date... I only discovered a few weeks ago that a version of ESA even exists still... if i'd known I'd have applied months ago

though either way I suspect you may have more professional documented evidence than I do... every time i see a new team I get into trouble for not being fully honest with GP/old team

any idea what sort of time the doctors might come speak to you? or anyone you can ask about it?

Cacoethes 22-03-2021 01:12 PM

Wow that’s tough

I really hope you manage to get it. Sounds like you could do with a break!

I do have a great deal of documented evidence tbh.

Why do you think you aren’t honest with your GPS?

shadow-light 22-03-2021 01:19 PM

i think i am stuck in the "not ill enough" mindset so i get scared about wasting their time, or not being believed

Cacoethes 22-03-2021 01:29 PM

You’re definitely not wasting their time
I understand the worry though

nonperson 22-03-2021 05:30 PM

Evening all.

What's on the dinner menus tonight? =)

Cacoethes 22-03-2021 05:51 PM

I had a ham and cheese sandwich!
I got an order from deliveroo.
Consisting mostly of diet coke

What about you np?

nonperson 22-03-2021 06:03 PM

Mm that's a good sandwich filling. You can't run out of diet coke =o

I want to have burgers.

Cacoethes 22-03-2021 06:08 PM

It is indeed!
No I definitely can't! I was already getting withdrawals!

Burgers sound good

[Luna] 22-03-2021 06:16 PM

Hey guys

Cacoethes 22-03-2021 06:20 PM

Hi Luna
How are you?

[Luna] 22-03-2021 06:24 PM

I’m ok, how are you?

Cacoethes 22-03-2021 06:45 PM

Not bad thanks. Not good but not bad.

You been up to much today?

not_so_insig 22-03-2021 06:46 PM

I dont know what to have for tea. I currently have hiccups.

tamobhuuta 22-03-2021 08:02 PM

I had quiche :)

not_so_insig 22-03-2021 08:35 PM

I had omelette in the end.

Cacoethes 22-03-2021 08:39 PM

I’ve just had a hot chocolate.
It’s supper time but I didn’t fancy any toast

nonperson 22-03-2021 08:41 PM

Oh I feel like a hot chocolate now.

tamobhuuta 22-03-2021 08:44 PM

I don't think I ever had toast at supper but I did like the hot chocolate.

Cacoethes 22-03-2021 08:48 PM

Do you have any np?
If so then you should have one!

I don’t usually tamo. If I somehow manage to miss lunch and dinner then I will.

tamobhuuta 22-03-2021 08:54 PM

That's good. Maybe try having toast even if you miss one meal?

Cacoethes 22-03-2021 09:01 PM

Maybe. Depends how things are going I suppose
I usually love toast but I seem to have gone off pretty much all food lately

[Luna] 23-03-2021 08:14 AM

Morning guys, what’s everyone up to today?

Cacoethes 23-03-2021 08:56 AM

Morning Luna
I'm not really up to anything
Might do some washing

How about you?

[Luna] 23-03-2021 08:59 AM

How are you getting on? They started you on your meds yet?

I have shop admin to do but I’m procrastinating by playing Sims.

Cacoethes 23-03-2021 09:17 AM

I'm hoping to see the doctor today to find out when I'm actually starting them.
They need to do blood tests first

The sims is so addictive!

[Luna] 23-03-2021 09:21 AM

Fingers crossed it soon.

Yeah it really is. It’s very easy to spend hours playing it lol.

Cacoethes 23-03-2021 09:40 AM


It is! Which sims are you playing?

[Luna] 23-03-2021 10:00 AM

Sims 4. I've switched it off now. Really must get some stuff done!

Cacoethes 23-03-2021 10:04 AM

I've only played up to sims 3.

*sends motivation*
You can do the things!

[Luna] 23-03-2021 10:12 AM

Thank you haha!

Cacoethes 23-03-2021 10:17 AM


I can't remember when I put my washing on.
Guess I'll just have to check it randomly!

tamobhuuta 23-03-2021 11:03 AM

My laundry builds up very quickly.

Today I am having a pyjama day, until I do exercise.

Cacoethes 23-03-2021 11:42 AM

So does mine. I don't have many clothes so I have to wash them a lot.

Sounds good!

[Luna] 23-03-2021 01:17 PM

Urgh this is not going well. Trying to do stuff but keep dissociating and doing something random. everything is all half done. frustrating.

[Luna] 23-03-2021 01:17 PM

Taking a break with mint hot chocolate

Cacoethes 23-03-2021 01:32 PM

Sorry to hear that Luna
Taking a break sounds like a good idea

[Luna] 23-03-2021 01:41 PM

Feeling like I'm going around in circles!

Hows your day going?

tamobhuuta 23-03-2021 01:43 PM

Mint hot chocolate is good. Did it help?

Cacoethes 23-03-2021 02:14 PM

I can imagine!

Not too bad I suppose. Except I still haven't seen the consultant and they couldn't get any blood at all from me.
I did my laundry though!

not_so_insig 23-03-2021 03:25 PM

I went to the local post office today. I went to the co-op nearby and wanted a pizza. I ended up coming out with 4 things including creme egg cupcakes.

not_so_insig 23-03-2021 03:49 PM

Also went to the park at the bottom of the road.

tamobhuuta 23-03-2021 05:22 PM

Creme egg cupcakes?????

nonperson 23-03-2021 05:44 PM

Need me some of those =o

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