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Hi, my name is Jonwardb!

JonwardbJonwardb Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi all, I am a 65 year old male, who is wheelchair bound. In 2014 I had a Liver transplant, due to a non-alcoholic liver disease. By the time a suitable organ became available, I only had 3 months to live. During my recovery, I was prescribed high doses of steroids, which are known to have a link to osteoporosis. Giuess what, I got it! In 2015 I had to have an operation to remove my blocked bile duct, and "re-plumb" my digestive tract. Whilst learning to walk again, I had a fall, breaking my pelvis and 10 vertebrae. I haven't walked since without my sticks, and I can only stand for a few minutes unaided. On the bright side, I am still alive!

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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Wow @Jonwardb you have really been through it haven't you!

    Welcome to the community, it is a really lovely and friendly place for disabled people and their families and carers to talk so do get involved and join in on the posts.

    A good place to start is the recent discussions where you will find all the latest posts, or you can look through the categories for topics that are of interest to you.
    Scope
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