have had the most difficult upsetting day but hopefully things are more ok now…
i had an exam on the 29th which unfortunately landed right in the middle of a sudden depressive episode, so i couldn’t do it - a decision ben & my care coordinator supported
so i applied for mitigating evidence, and on the website it says in big letters you have 21 days to submit medical evidence for missing the exam
well - today is day 6. and i got an email telling me that all claims without attached evidence have been rejected because they need to get things ready for the new term. if i don’t agree with their decision to reject i need to file an appeal. so the 21 days was a lie, and they just spring this on me on day 6. i cannot get the medical evidence because my care coordinator is on holiday and apparently there is no one else in the whole clinic who can write me a medical letter, despite me desperately granting permissions to view my files at anyone who will listen
(tangentially, i am supposed to have started new medication, but my care coordinator, who told me that she would send the prescription to my GP, hasn’t, and i am not able to get a new prescription until she gets back, so i am still completely unmedicated due to the clinic’s incompetence)
i am sobbing in a heap on the sofa when my mum appears and gets the story - she is enraged and phones the university. she spoke to a lot of people and am slightly comforted by all the reassurances - apparently most of the emails are procedural, i should have no problems even if i does go to appeal because i have no other outstanding academic requirements & they fucked me over. in short there should be no problems and i should be able to continue studies as soon as the evidential letter is handed in, but god, what a palaver.
am very tired and worn out now, we went into town earlier but as i was feeling fragile it was all a bit too much and i went into sensory overload and got a bit panicky
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