Congratulations on your award for DLA.
I think its terrible that you had to wait so long for something you are entitled to as soon as you applied.
I hope you got some back pay and enjoy every minute spending it, you deserve it.........
Im also from the UK and I was told years ago, as a Crohn's sufferer not to even attempt to apply for DLA. Wish I did though, and fought it to the end. I have worked, paid my dues............maybe we should try faking an illness, might get awarded then!!!!!!!
Since having my ileostomy last year, I was told the same thing re DLA, but I returned to work and again never bothered.
All the best.