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MUFFINTOP

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  1. Hi, I have been a Police officer for 11 years, anyone belonging to this organisation or similar will know that it is a difficult job to do at the best of times but your fighting your disease and the organisation from medically retiring you or putting you on unacceptable attendance reports after just 8 days sick per year. I was diagnosed from a blood test in 04 with scleroderma antibody, luckily for me I have been very mild and can see that I must have had the condition at least ten years before it was picked up when I went to general practitioner because I was convinced that I had arthritis... my joints are affected and are getting progressively worse especially this stiffness in my ankles and hands tight and stiff in the mornings which I have only just identified others as having since I found this forum (this is a real lifesaver to be able to talk to others with the same condition.) If anyone else has been in my job they will know how to advise me on how to deal with the systems, we all hang on for retirement at 55 or 25 years for fear of loosing our pensions. Oh by the way I'm female and 47.
  2. I am new to this forum. I have a lot of morning and late eve stiffness in my hands and feet mostly. I fear I am on the brink of medical retirement as a police officer, that they don't really want me any more. I get lower rate DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and tried to appeal it last year, as I can do less and less. I really messed it up and I lost. Luckily I kept my current level of DLA. I wonder if you could point me in a direction re DLA and how to go for it again. Also medical retirement and how to avoid it. regards Lesa
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