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Hi, my name is sarahdh!

sarahdh Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello :) thanks for letting me join 


  • Lasian_Alumni
    Lasian_Alumni Member Posts: 659 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @sarahdh, we're glad to have you join!

    Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself?
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @sarahdh

    Senior online community officer
  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @sarahdh, and it's good to have you with us. You have found a safe place here and are among friends, so please don't be shy of telling us about yourself or of asking any questions. The better we get to know each other, the easier we may find ways to be of use to you.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
  • sarahdh
    sarahdh Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi all, so I am sarah, I'm 40 have 2 kids and one on the way, I'm married and i work in a school as a special needs teaching assistant. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and cfs 5 years ago and for a while it floored me but I was thankful to have remission periods.
    im flaring though at the minute due to this cold weather so I'm off work again. The sheer uncertainty of this illness means some weeks in bouncing around and some I'm stuck in bed, I was declined pip when I was really ill but tempted to reapply as it does impact on my life but not sure xx
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sarahdh

    It’s great to meet you this afternoon!!!

    Please please let me know if there’s anything that I can help you with?????
  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Sarah, @sarahdh, and it is good to hear from you. We have experts here on PIP who will, I am sure, be along to advise you. Bear with us :smile:
    You are a special needs teaching assistant? I retired a couple of years ago from being a learning support assistant (the school wouldn't pay for TA's :smile:) with children on the autistic spectrum. Mine was a high school. Before that I was a 'specialist' TA supporting Art in the curriculum at a primary school. Great days! But hard, hard work at times.
    Lovely to hear from you,
    Warmest best wishes,


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