This morning my PiP form was signed and sealed, my wife is now walking to the post box to, well obviously post it.


I feel sick, first I have the wait and I wish I could be positive and say it’s going to be okay because it should be okay, we have filled the form in honestly and accurately and using their own scores, I should get high rate.
However I know it’s not that simple, many people who have been entitled to PiP have not got it.

As this is being typed a letter has arrived, its saying the form hasn’t been recieved yet but if it’s been posted in the last two to three days, don’t worry. I did worry and thought maybe we should phone to say it’s been sent, so ring and instantly my brain fogs up and I start shaking, I’m not sure why but talking on the phone really rattles me now.


Today is a bad day anyway, yesterday I had to go for a blood test and in the afternoon I was back out to the doctors for a flu jab, this was on top of already feeling very rough because we went to my mums house Fordingbridge on sunday. Even though my mum and her husband know about my pain, there was a strange look as I slipped off the chair after dinner and laid on the floor, despite the fact it’s a hard floor, its more comfortable than staying in the chair and I stayed there until dessert lured me back to the table.

So now I’m going to ask for a cup of tea and lay on the settee for the rest of the day, I expect  this will be occasionally interupted by my grandson who will feel the urge to attack me.

I hope your day goes well and your pain is as low as can be expected.

By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

2 thought on “PiP form sent”
  1. I can understand how you had to leave the table temporarily. I always feel terrible fatigue soon after eating. It make socialising a bit problematical. I don’t really like going out to eat. Sometimes I try and fight it and get through but usually I just give in and go and lie down flat for a short while, even a few minutes helps. Fortunately our grandkids jump on my husband rather than me; maybe yours is a bit younger and hasn’t learnt to be gentle with you yet.

    1. Yes he is only a year old and I can lift him off of my legs if he goes near them.
      I actually go out rarely, its usually only for appointments or if I’m having a decent day I might go to get a couple of bits from the supermarket with my wife, but I can’t handle a prolonged trip. I find socialising very tiring and that is nowadays just visits from family.

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