It’s been a while!
A lot’s happened, illness, more illness, misdiagnosis, major op, recovery. Too tired to post about it today though.
Managed to get myself a bit of work, 4-5 hrs a week. Did 2 hours on Monday and haven’t been able to do anything since! Housework is piling up, seriously behind in my studies, but I do feel a bit better today. Then again I’m due to work again tomorrow, so that’ll be the weekend wiped out! Ho hum.
Today’s focus though – a campaign by the inspirational Sue Marsh to get ESA changed. Yesterday’s #ESAendgame was amazing, and she’s got more things planned. If you haven’t already done so, check out her blog: http://diaryofabenefitscrounger.blogspot.co.uk/
The other blog I check regularly is http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/
Even if you’re not disabled or claiming benefits, the way this government is treating those who do is just unbelievably cruel. Whilst I don’t doubt there are some who ‘play the system’, not every claimant is doing so – there are many, many people who genuinely need financial help. Like many, I live in fear of losing the little that I get – I work part time on a low income because I just can’t work more than that. No employer in his right mind would employ me, I’d be off sick within a week (that’s being a realist, not being defeatist). If two hours of physical work leaves me wrecked for 2 days, one full 40hr week would nearly kill me! I haven’t tried to claim ESA, from what I’ve seen online there’s not a hope of getting it and the stress of going through that process just doesn’t seem worth it.
Anyway, that’s all for now – will go and make a coffee, then see if I can do a little housework to stop the place looking such a mess.