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Strawberry1
Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,665 Disability Gamechanger
I did go away but I've been searching the Internet and I've actually found out I have many hidden disabilities so I don't feel as silly now . 

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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,110 Scope online community team
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    I'm sorry you ever felt silly @Strawberry1. As I said in another post, you are very welcome here. How are you feeling today?
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Andrian -Scope , I'm feeling OK thank you.  How are you?
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Adrian_Scope , sorry I spelt you name wrong . I'm okay thanks.  How are you?
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,110 Scope online community team
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    I'm good thanks @Strawberry1. I'm just at my desk, working on my second coffee of the afternoon! No worries about the misspelling! :smiley:

    What are you up to today?
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Adrian_Scope , glad you are OK 👍.  I'm not doing much at all . I sometimes have music on in the background and just sit listening to the music . Sometimes I just look at stuff on the Internet recipes , news , local news stuff like that . 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,110 Scope online community team
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    What sort of music do you usually listen to?
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Adrian_Scope , its usually 80s music lol 😆 
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Adrian_Scope , again I'm starting to wonder if I did the right thing coming back because my disabilities being hidden ones 🤔 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,112 Disability Gamechanger
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    We have many members with hidden disabilities. As well as members with no disabilities, that care for family members. Everyone is welcome.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you @poppy123456 , I appreciate your time today. 
  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Pioneering
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    @Adrian_Scope , again I'm starting to wonder if I did the right thing coming back because my disabilities being hidden ones 🤔 
    Hi,
    I have hidden disabilities; I have lumbar and cervical spondylosis (aka degenerative disk disease aka arthritis of the spine) and spinal lumbar stenosis.  You wouldn`t know looking at me though.
    I apologise if you are familiar with an expression I like:
    "Representation versus reality"; the representation is that I, as are you from what you have said, am normal in the sense of not having any medical conditions / challenges.  The reality is that I have a spinal condition that, at times, can be so debilitating that the only thing I can do is lie down.
    As for your comment "again I'm starting to wonder if I did the right thing coming back because my disabilities being hidden ones 🤔", I, personally, couldn`t think of a better place to be with the wealth of knowledge, empathy, sympathy and general friendliness than this forum.
    I don`t know how your condition affects you, but I have seen you "wibble" a few times.  That`s not a problem, "wibble" as many times as you want; leave for a day, a week or even a month - people will still welcome you back and help you when you return.
    Andy


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    It doesn't matter here if your disabilities are hidden nobody in here can see you anyway 

    Everyone deserves support and that's what you get here 
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Cartini and @janer1967 , thank you both for your time today.  Sorry for my late reply . Hope to chat more soon . Take care. 
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