He has started chemotherapy this week which is palliative.
I have been trying to be positive as I am a glass half full person. But yesterday called DWP as nurse had given a form to claim PIP, and was transferred to less than 6 months to live section! Didn't say anything but when I went to bed couldn't stop crying.
Today feel the last has been kicked over, liquid pooling on floor and I'm empty, and very scared.
Hi Claraclumpet, so sorry to hear about your husband but also slightly shocked at the way you were given this information. DWP "excitingly" processes PIP claims for people for whom a doctor will say they might live less than 6 months more quickly; of course this does not mean they will live less than 6 months as the example here shows.
As for being scared, we all get there sometime, anytime you need come here because we understand.
so very sorry to hear about your husband & the dreadful way the DWP handled your claim.
It’s ok to be scared & to cry. I have cried so much recently that I could refill the local reservoirs twice over.
Happy to reply to any posts at anytime.
Good wishes & refilling your glass
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