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Hi, my name is juals!

jualsjuals Member Posts: 9 Listener
I have spinal problems and in a lot of pain constantly. I’m a widow and I’m fighting for my severe disability which has been stopped because they think I can go to work. I’m really shy and don’t like crowds. I don’t have friends as I was bullied and can’t trust anyone but I want to but find it so hard. My brother lives with me since our Mum passed away so he keeps me company and he helps a lot when I need anything doing. Every day is a struggle and find everything much harder as I get older. I’m in my 60s and getting older is no fun as more things start to hurt and I don’t get over colds like I used too. So that’s me so hello to everyone and I look forward to getting to know you all. 

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  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hi @juals, and welcome to the community. Good to know you have your brother with you!
    I'm in my 60s, too, and you're right, nothing gets any easier. 
    There's a whole section on the site about Employment, finances and disability benefits, including the opportunity to contact a benefits advisor. You might also find this useful: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/chronicpain. To find resources, discussions or anything else it's worth putting a couple of related words into the Search Box at the top of the page, and, of course, you can ask any questions that you choose to :smile:
    I look forward to getting to know you, too.
    Warmest best wishes,
    Richard
  • jualsjuals Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi Richard thank you for your warm welcome. I've been meaning to join for a while now but I get nervous. Then today I plucked up the courage. Also I'm very worried about this tribunal in February so thought I might vet some help here. Thank you for the link I shall take a look. I'm sure I will get to know what I am doing soon.  It's all new at the moment. I shall look forward to getting to know you too. 
    Warmest wishes
    Juals
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hi @juals

    Very, very glad you 'plucked up the courage' :) 
    Take care of yourself,
    Best wishes,
    Richard
  • jualsjuals Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you Richard. I've been trying to put a picture up on my profile and its hopeless its coming out very big then you just see the top of my head haha so I'm deleting it and will try again tomorrow. But for now I need sleep so goodnight and hope to chat again soon. 
    Warm wishes 
    Juals 
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hi Juals @juals. You may have gone to bed but, if so, you'll see this tomorrow and that's fine. I don't know for sure but it may well be that your photo file size is too big. Do you have any photo-editing software on your computer? If you do you are looking for the 'resize' option, if not let me know. If it is still around I know of a great, free photo-editing program and will find the details for you.
    Hope you have/have had a very good night,
    Richard
  • jualsjuals Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi Richard I'm still here the picture was bugging me so I chose a different one and it worked this time. I hate it when something won't work and I'm afraid I'm stubborn so I don't give in. But thank you for your offer and id still like the photo editing app if that's ok? Well now I've managed to do it I'm definitely going to sleep this time so ill say goodnight again to you. 
    Goodnight Richard 
    Juals
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hi Juals! So you hadn't gone to bed after all. Hope you slept well. 
    And that's a very nice picture.
    The big and famous ones being beyond the reach of my pocket :smile: this is the free program I use most of the time: http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/download.php  I hope you have fun with it. 
    I'm on my way up to London today, but will be checking in again later this afternoon.
    Have a good day,
    Richard
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community, @juals! Do let us know if we can be of any assistance.
  • jualsjuals Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you Pippa I will 
  • jualsjuals Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi Richard thank you for that I will go take a look. No I'm stubborn I don't like anything to beat me haha. Hope your day in London is good and the weather stays fine for you? Catch you later. 
    Juals
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