Thank you to everyone who was so kind and informative regarding my last blog post. It was very cathartic to let everything out here and talk openly about the disability I have.
Some progress has been made since I spilled everything a few weeks back! I took the plunge and applied for PIP, after numerous people telling me I had every right to. I find it very hard letting go off the mentality that I don't need help and that I don't deserve it. Not in a woe is me way, more so I know there are tons of people worse off than me and processing my claim would take time away from them. However, I've decided to try and if I'm deemed worthy, then that is that. I am going to be open, honest and just see what happens with it - I will more than likely be blogging about this journey into state benefit/support as it's something I've not really had any experience with before and again, it's very therapeutic writing it all out.
Secondly, I was seen by the specialist up at Crystal Palace and he has put forward a letter to my GP confirming the problems I am having, that they are related to the physical act of walking and he wants me to have support getting Sullivan to and from preschool. The letter was worded pretty badly and took some deciphering from my GP but on the back of that and her experience with me she's referred me to Bromley Wheelchair Services. I have been warned that the wait could be a lengthy one and that because I can walk on double crutches *some* of the time, I probably won't qualify for any help. So as a back up, my wonderful parents found me a second-hand mobility scooter for £125 - bargainous. It's little and plain, just what I need to get Sully and I safely to and from preschool every day. I am nervous about riding on my own with sully but I'm sure after lots of practice it'll start to feel like second nature.
In the meantime, thank you again for reading and for caring.
Who is Julie?
30 something, mother of two gorgeous boys, lover of one gorgeous husband, perpetually living in a dream world full of wine, chocolate and artsy crafty things.