Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is Lurch9494!

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Lurch9494
Lurch9494 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi

Found this community very helpful today so just joined up. In the midst of my PIP claim, had my telephone assessment on the 5th and got the strange text  saying 'not yet made a decision' that made me look it up online and find this site :)

I have Haglunds deformity in both ankles and my right knee had its knee cap removed almost 40 years ago, the Haglunds and arthritis in the knee have left me rather struggling with great pain and severe mobility issues along with COPD from a bad case of Pneumonia 5n years ago :( 

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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,928 Scope online community team
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    Welcome @Lurch9494! Glad you've found the community useful already! We've got all sorts of helpful and friendly members so I'm sure you'll find some good advice and support here. 

    Sorry to hear you've been struggling with your pain, have your medical team been helping you to keep things in check? 
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    Lurch9494 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Hi Rosie_Scope 

    Yes, they are excellent, I am on quite strong opioids and have been offered liq Morphine, but trying to hold off from that at the moment :) I'm slowly going through a number of threads on here, really useful and nice not to feel so alone! I am lucky in that I have some support from friends and family, so cant complain, many worse off than me :)
     
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,928 Scope online community team
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    Glad to hear it @Lurch9494! Enjoy exploring the community! it's always nice to have somewhere to chat to people who understand what you're going through. If you ever have any questions feel free to ask, our members are a lovely bunch! :)
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