Jane is a haematology nurse with extensive experience in stem cell and bone marrow...
Can anyone tell me if you are able to apply for a blue disabled badge when you are diagnosed with MM?
I do hope somereplies come in on this one coz I would be interested in applying for one. I can walk a reasonable distance but I feel very weak and wobbly doing it. I also get back pain doing it.
Suggest you "ask a financial adviser" or ring the helpline for a definite answer. Rules are currently changing re who's eligible to apply for a blue badge.
Here's a link to the CAB website re blue badges -
MM has left me with bone damage to my hip, it’s very painful to walk any distance and I use a stick and I’m only 44.
i found the Macmillan’s at my local hospital wonderful. They wrote me a letter supporting me for a blue badge which I sent into local authority and I was granted one immediately.
I would visit your local one to where you are for help. The ladies in Whipps cross hospital are outstanding. I think your mobility has to be quite bad but talking to local authority, I got it for the 3 years, but they can just grant it for a year while treatment is on going and review it after that to help with appointments.
wish you luck
Mark thats very helpful thank you, there is one in the reception of my local hospital I will ask the next time my wife goes for treatment.
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