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?.