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steve67
steve67 Community member Posts: 27 Listener
Wondering if I’m allowed on this site after suffering from a stroke any help would be appreciated thank thanks 
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  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,790 Pioneering
    edited January 2023
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    Of course you are allowed on the site 
    Welcome Steve67 
    Please tell us about yourself if you like..... 
  • steve67
    steve67 Community member Posts: 27 Listener
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    hello I suffered from a stroke back in September 2022 and I’m not the same anymore I used to work full time but now I can’t work at the moment and I’m unsure if I will be able to work again I used to work in the construction industry as hands on and I don’t have any qualifications and I don’t have any experience in any other fields my stroke has caused me to have difficulty with walking in a straight line and I get shaky after a short walk and now I sometimes muddle my words and even sometimes say the wrong words for something completely different and I get upset sometimes too 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,791 Disability Gamechanger
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    @steve67 welcome to the forum sorry to read about your stroke. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi Steve and welcome to the community Feel free to join in or ask any questions you might like to start in the coffee lounge for light discussion or recent discussions for tye most recent topics 

    It is important to fully recover before considering if you can return to work your well being is the priority 

    Look forward to seeing you around 
  • steve67
    steve67 Community member Posts: 27 Listener
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    thank you for your kind reply 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2023
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    You are welcome @steve67. It is the very least you deserve.

    In addition to what @janer1967 said about making sure your health is in check first because you are your main priority, I would also encourage you to reflect on your strengths and interests. 

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you. This sounds like a difficult time for you but you don't have to face it alone if you don't want to.

    Take care for now and we will look forward to, hopefully, hearing from you again soon  :)
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  • steve67
    steve67 Community member Posts: 27 Listener
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    hello yes it is hard some days trying to deal with thing’s 
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,210 Disability Gamechanger
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    steve67 said:
    hello yes it is hard some days trying to deal with thing’s 
    I'm sorry to hear that Steve is there anything we can help you with? 
  • Grinchy
    Grinchy Community member Posts: 1,932 Disability Gamechanger
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    nice to meet you @steve67, sorry to hear about your stroke, take care of yourself and try to heal up as much as possible, this is a great place, lots of good folks on here
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @steve67

    I'm so sorry to hear about your stroke. Can I ask do you have good support around you? We are always here and will help in anyway we can :)

    I had a similar experience, of my health getting in the way of work and it's a hard transition from working full time to recovery. I've read many users here go through the same too, so feel free to vent. We get it <3

    How did you come across us here in the community? We have a section called Coffee Lounge which is where we play games, talk about our interests, debate current world views...etc. I'd love to see you join in when you're ready :)
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  • steve67
    steve67 Community member Posts: 27 Listener
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    I will when I’m feeling up to it lots going on with money worries after the situation I’m in many thanks 
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Morning @steve67 welcome to our great group,
    It's still early days after your stroke.
    Are you self employed, as your in the building trade. 
  • steve67
    steve67 Community member Posts: 27 Listener
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    Yes I’m self employed sue well I mean I was as I’m not working now unfortunately 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @steve67, nice to meet you.

    Of course anyone is allowed on this website. I am sorry to hear about your stroke.

    I hope you take your time to have a look round this website and that you find it friendly and supportive.
  • steve67
    steve67 Community member Posts: 27 Listener
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    I’m slowly navigating this site I’m still not sure what I’m doing though.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    I know the feeling, when I go on a new website everything seems like a jumble and doesn't seem ordered. All I can say is it should hopefully start to make some sense after you spend a while on the site. :)
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm the worlds worse with tech stuff @steve67, i'm still finding things on the site i never new about ha ha.
    Have you managed to get any help with finances, as you've said your self employed and i know it can be difficult when you can't work. 
  • steve67
    steve67 Community member Posts: 27 Listener
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    I’m getting universal credit but it’s not covering everything likes of car and things 
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Morning @steve67 at least you can get that. What about PIP have you thought about trying for that one ? 
  • steve67
    steve67 Community member Posts: 27 Listener
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    hello sueheath strange how you mention pip my partner has just asked about it do you have any idea how it works many thanks 
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