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Dot2710ken
Dot2710ken Community member, Scope Member Posts: 37 Connected
Hi there! I'm new here and newly disabled. I have been diagnosed with POTS, Dysautonomia, and Long COVID , for my sins. I've had to be redeployed from a job I absolutely loved and am now WFH. I have 17 cats, 11 grand monsters, 5 allegedly grown-up monsters, and a man-child!  I joined this forum to chat with people who would understand. Normally I would have my work family as my extended support network. I no longer have that. 
I was diagnosed in June this year, had symptoms since December 2022. 

thanks for reading

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 3,930 Scope online community team
    Heya @Dot2710ken and welcome to the community! Everyone's super friendly, so don't be afraid to join in any of the chats.  The coffee lounge section is always a great place to start. :) 

    I'm so sorry to hear you had to leave the job you loved.  Are you enjoying the working from home though? 

    (I am so impressed by that horde of cats, that's my idea of heaven!) 
    Albus (he/him)

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  • Dot2710ken
    Dot2710ken Community member, Scope Member Posts: 37 Connected
    Honestly, its okay, I enjoy trying to help people. Id rather be back out on the road.  I'm still struggling with working full time. It sounds pathetic to say I struggle to be sat up all day. I've had a week off and I'm so fatigued right now. 

    Hahahh! it was 22 at 1 point! they are all little monsters, but keep me good company. and annoy the life out of the man child,  :)
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Dot2710ken

    I'm so sorry you've been unwell. I must admit I did read your post and go cats!  <3:D I hope the community can be a place of friendship and support for you :) 
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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 3,930 Scope online community team
    22 cats?! Blimey!  I thought I was bad when I had 9.  

    Now I just have one that punches me when she's hungry at 6am.  :D
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