Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

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Hi, my name is AnnemarieO! in the process of being assessed for ill health retirement.

AnnemarieO Community member Posts: 3 Listener

Hi. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Sjorgrens about a year ago. Happy to meet you all.


  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member Posts: 23,900 Disability Gamechanger

    Hi @AnnemarieO Welcome to the Community. Have a look around and join in when you are ready. If you have any questions please ask. Do you have any support to help you with your conditions? Take care.

  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,307 Scope online community team

    Heya @AnnemarieO and it's a big welcome from me too!

    So what brings you here today? If you need help with anything, please ask away and we'll all do our best to support you. ☺️

    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • AnnemarieO
    AnnemarieO Community member Posts: 3 Listener

    Hi everyone. I’m fairly new to all this having been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and Sjögren’s a year ago. My symptoms got worse about 6 months ago and I haven’t been able to work since before Christmas last year. I’m in the process of being assessed for ill health retirement and finding the whole situation stressful, while also dealing with pain and fatigue! Trying to stay positive though!!!

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