Today I went to the dentist, I go to the dentist every 6 months, i have been going to the same dentist for the last 4 yr's or more, I have no complaints about the dentists actual work. the dentist has always been fully aware I have Parkinsons, they have also always been aware that i am on esa and pip i have shown them the paper work twice for esa (each time i have been assessed and awarded) and even when i was awarded Pip i showed them that paper work too, I have always kept them aware of my medication and i thought they were actually Parkinsons aware.,
But today 6 months since the last time i saw them I was asked to prove my status of esa and status of Parkinsons. I do not carry documents around everywhere i go and as i have given the the paper work twice for esa I was actually taken aback.
I tried to explain all of this and that Nothing had changed in the last 3 yrs I still had parkinsons, I still had esa, pip, its degenerative.
I Felt as if i was Not too be trusted, i might be deceitful, the relationship i had built up in trust with the dentist was ruined, I was asked from memory to recite my medication , list and timings to validate that I took it, i should her a card from Parkinsons uk she said It meant NOTHING.
even some chap who came out of his appointment said his wife had parkinsons.
i felt as if i was in 1930's germany, this is how the nazi's treated the Jews.
the dentist said i should take it up with some NHS Business org and that people had told her in the past they were on esa when they were Not.
Should i really be writing as a individual? should i really be in that situation?.
Well this sounds like a really uncomfortable situation, I'm sorry to hear that you went through that. I'd be taken aback too. It sounds to me that the receptionist doesn't seem to know much about Parkinson's and that isn't fair on you.
Are you going to raise it with management? It seems such a shame for them to put your trusting relationship at risk, I hope you can talk it through with someone there.
As always if you need any advice on where you stand with proving your case just let us know, I'll pass it on to the policy team or benefits adviser and ask them to get in touch.
Hope you have a better day today.
I felt terrible about it, for the continual reason we have to keep explaining & justifying ourselves, I had already given them the paper work twice in the past, Isn't that enough?, surely the NHS and Gov can join the Dots, I don't and wont be getting a piece of Paper every six months confirming my status from the dwp too suit a nhs form it doesn't work that way.
i hope i have a better day too.
Aye aye sea angler
how are you doing these days not heard much of you ? Hope your doing fine , our summer is three seasons in one day just now but it's a great excuse for escaping jobs ha ha ! Tooraloo
Ian ( Lord o the haggis )
I wish when awarded ESA they sent a card with the date of award and the date when you have your next assessment on it. Usually in a year? not sure as first year I have received this benefit. That way you could just present this card like prescription pre payment cards at the point of payment.
Have been struggling to pay dental fees so now go to a dentist where they train them. so a bit cheaper. Thanks sea angler as did not realise could get help with dental costs when on ESA dentist knows have PD as tremor increases as drill gets closer!,
Knew about prescription glasses on ESA , so god knows why I never thought might get help with dental costs.
Hello Mr Angler Sir long time no post as it were
Well I had no idea it was possible to receive monies in respect of DENTAL work I recently had a large POLAR,, nope THATS another tale, it was a LARGE MOLAR Bear I BEAR,, oh b''@@@|r SORRY thats that tale i MENTIONED earlier, a large tooth at the back of my gob Exx Tracktedd, and the only bit that hurt was the bill £57 9shillings and 6 pence , as in old money well if they like a joke so do I , they know I have PD and PC I also mentioned P i pP
BUT that was a no no so Imade a mental note to look into it but I forget as per so as its almost impossibe to clean ma munchers, and they are made aware of it every visit can I claim a discount of any kind I dont want it for nowt tha knaas but every little helps+
BE MAY YOUR CAMEL BE FOREVER HAPPY, I know about unhappy ones oh yes Sir and Polar Bears
BE GOOD KIND AND HAPPY MR ANGLER
Hello TEE HEE,are we still on 4 the 4th of julie,,I am sorry you are having trouble with your oral destruction specialist I WAAS not aware of discounts for us parkinsiminees, and its hard to give and reply when youve a gob full of TOTRange stainless steel,did you know you can have a difficult tooth extracted with a teeeensweeensy particle of semtex, oh yes Mam there were a few mishaps as can be expected,,but wont go there , and when the guy doing the bang is hiding behind bullet proof glass wearing KEVLAR, it must be worrying for the patient would you agree
YOUR PAL FED4
All this time I have never considered semtex ! how stupid am I , well REALLY ....no need for extractions but removal of old fillings would be good to just blow the middle out of the tooth, will ask next appt. I do love being the patient for a trainee , (as long as supervised)
Have been using Tippex to whiten my teeth as cheaper, sometimes follow the highways van , incase they have any of that white line paint spare. If all else fails there is always the cricket club.
What a motley crew , humour off at a tangent , love it. see ya soon Fedex