Pain in Perspective (2 of 3)
I said yesterday that I wouldn’t seek legal action regarding the alteration of my medical records, but I also don’t want to do nothing. I’ve asked that an internal investigation is done and have a call in June to discuss it with my current doctor.
This seems to have resulted in not getting the medical attention required. Not getting the right advice and support. Pushing myself to breaking point because I was dismissed for telling the truth. For communicating my pain as best I could. It will also be why my disability benefits were reduced to £22 a week for about 7/8 years.
If the doctor disagreed with the original assessment, they are entitled to an opinion, I guess. But they shouldn’t have changed my medical records without telling me. I thought the medical professionals, and assessors for benefits, were going by the condition I have. It seems, with this new information, the assumption seems to be that I was exaggerating my condition.
My question is who would choose to get (roughly) about £15,000 in benefits in 10 years? Plus I actually lost 2/3 inches in height after the accident, which can be seen clearly in my medical history. I can’t fake that, and don’t even understand why you’d want to. Where that perception even comes from, but it seems too commonplace unfortunately. Impacting disabled people who want access to their lives and choices in them.
All our best and love
Ross Fraser and Jeni Dern
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