The dreaded brown envelope has arrived

This is a follow-up to MY DREADFUL EXPERIENCE OF A DWP MEDICAL ASSESSMENT.

I recently received the dreaded brown envelope in the post: the verdict from my Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment. I had been told it could take up to 8 weeks for a decision to come through, so I wasn’t expecting anything for a while yet…

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My dreadful experience of a DWP medical assessment

Generally, I don’t talk about my private life online, but I recently had an unpleasant experience which has distressed me enough that I feel the need to write about it.

I’m not writing with the intention that monumental change is going to follow or that nobody else will ever have to go through something similar. I don’t have a loud enough voice for that sort of thing. This is purely a statement on how it made me feel, because I need to get it off my chest in detail.

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The little things you miss the most

I was watching TV in bed last night and I saw a scene featuring a photocopier that kept jamming. A flood of memories came back to me about the printer in my old office – it would jam up constantly and crinkle pages beyond belief. The thing is… I miss that bloody printer! It got me thinking just how much I miss everything about that office. Continue reading The little things you miss the most

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