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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


Words – Ross A Fraser

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mylifeautistic
mylifeautistic
May 16, 2023

It just dawned on me, I forgot to add the mobility car payments, say roughly £4,000-£5,000 as we have had a mobility car as part of the disability benefits I get. We have had it for two years, so the maximum amount of benefits I've received must be about £20,000 in a ten year period. I am not good at maths or numbers in general, but if you look at the last ten years as less than £2,000 a year, that would be accurate.

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mylifeautistic
mylifeautistic
May 16, 2023

This is why I get so many PTSD episodes, because there is too much trauma in my past. Not just one experience but a splattering of it, like a Jackson Pollock painting.


I want to put this behind me and find more positives in my future. Looking for joy in my past, feels too much like looking for water in the desert.

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