The greatest difficulty that I will have at the tribunal will be restraining myself and telling the tribunal exactly what I think of this system where people of limited experience and knowledge are able to make lifestyle changes based on a 40 min meeting. You would need to spend a week to understand what PD does to ones life. There are so many factors that have such a major impact that are disregarded totally. In my case for example ,I have no sense of taste and smell. Until one has lost these senses you cannot believe the difficulties it creates in daily living. The fact that no two days are the same,the fact that each evening I feel totally worn out,the fact that my medication restricts any alcohol,the fact that my handwriting is not legible,suffice it to say that every facet of my life has changed.
However, I could have just given up 11 months ago ,but I felt that at the very least I am going to at least educate some of the people involved, such as my MP,the people on the tribunal, the Capita employees who record the information incorrectly,also those who make the wrong assessment of my condition.
i may crash and burn but at least I will have tried. !!
Maybe there is somebody who reads this and is debating as I did ,whether to give up or fight. This post may just give a nudge to keep going.