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Hi, my name is Pollie!

Pollie Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi i am registered disabled. In 2005 and again in 2014 I had major surgery on my head and neck for cancer. This has left me with a facial disfigurement. I also have arthritis in my spine. The main reason for joining the group is because our daughter has recently had an AVM (Arterial Venus Malformation) bleed in the brain - October 2016 and it has left her disabled. Very much like a stroke. I want to hopefully join with like minded people and in doing so pass encouragement, hope and help to our precious daughter. She is married with 5 year old boy and 7 month old girl who was delivered as an emergency caesarean birth on Christmas Day at 31 weeks whilst her Mummy was still in a coma. 


  • iza
    iza Scope Member Posts: 703 Pioneering
    edited June 2017
    Hi  @Pollie.  Welcome to the community. 
    Make yourself cup a coffee and tea and visit our recent discussion. 
    I think you will meet and hear from lots of minded people here. 
    Enjoy your weekend. 

  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Pollie.

    A very very big welcome to our site/community.

    You have come to the right place for help & support.

    I had an AVM bleed in 1998 at the age off 32.

    I would be very very happy in sharing experiences with you.

  • MikeBroderick
    MikeBroderick Community member Posts: 235 Pioneering
    Hi @Pollie.


    Sorry to hear about the challenges that you and your daughter  have faced.

    There are a lot of discussions in the Parents and Carers area, so you might have a look there when you can.

    Great to have you here.
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