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Standing Tall

November 9, 2009

20th Sep 2007

Mrs D spent most of last weekend perched atop a ladder painting the ceiling and walls of our hallway. The reason for this burst of activity? A letter from the DHSS on the Friday awarding her the high rate of Disability Living Allowance because …..’you are virtually unable to walk considering the distance, speed, manner and time you are able to walk without severe discomfort‘

This extra money was a welcome surprise and well help defray the additional costs incurred because of her condition (not least, hospital parking fees!). However, once we had finished planning how we could best use this extra income (beer, wine, balti, chinese?) a more disturbing thought intruded – It’s official. Even the Government now accepts Mrs D is f*cked !!!

B*stards‘, said Mrs D. ‘A’m no bluidy deid yet’!!!‘ (she’s picked up a bit of a scottish accent living with me)

The award was based on a letter submitted to the DHSS by the Oncologist at the hospital where she attends for her chemo. It was sobering to think that it is only a matter of time (how long or short?) before her health deteriorates to the point described in the letter. In the meantime, as if to prove the doctors and the Government a bit ‘premature’ in their assessment of her capabilities, Mrs D climbed that ladder!

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  1. November 9, 2009 8:01 am

    Should not the ladder be the other way up and actually 2 fingers?

    MrsD is fighting tough…

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