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Hi, my name is MrGrumpy!

MrGrumpy Member Posts: 1 Listener
Amongst other things I have an issue with my back, that 12months ago cost me my job. I am 56, 5' 10", a bit overweight and grey at edges! 


  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,388 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @MrGrumpy and welcome to the forum.

    I was a little younger when I lost my job due to back issues. As a result I can no longer do what I did before and it took me nearly ten years to get the break to get back into work. Fortunately my current employer is very disabled friendly and so I got my chance.

    Prior to losing my job I was active and so managed to keep my weight under control, sadly I have gone from 12 stone to drifting between 15 and 17 stone depending on how my back is doing the amount of exercise I can cope with. Having a desk job does not help either. Certainly being overweight does not help with my back issues and it becomes a real battle.

    Are you getting help with your back problems?

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!


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