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I have chronic back pain from degenerative disc desease

ZarinaB Member Posts: 2 Listener
I have chronic back pain from degenerative disc desease. I've have had pain for the past twenty years. Only qualified for pip three years ago I'm never going to get better but still need reviews every year. Why? Medical reports attested to this yet still have to do the travelling and reviewing. Crazy mad system. 


  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @ZarinaB and welcome to the community. Good to have you with us.
    'Crazy mad system'? I don't think you'll find many here who will disagree. You're certainly not alone.
    You will find others here, too, who suffer from chronic pain, and one way to get in touch with them is to look at the Dealing with chronic pain thread here.
    If you feel up to it, perhaps you could tell us a little more about yourself? The better we get to know you, the more easily we may find ways to be of use to you.
    Warmest best wishes,

  • Toffee
    Toffee Member Posts: 251 Pioneering
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @ZarinaB Pleased to meet you.  Welcome.

    Hope you find new friends plenty of support, help and advice.

    Anytime for a chat, debate listen.

    Loads of information

    Take care
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  • Lasian_Alumni
    Lasian_Alumni Member Posts: 659 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community, @ZarinaB!

    Please do let us know if you have any questions or need any support  :)
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ZarinaB

    ” Welcome” 

    It’s great to meet you this afternoon I do hope that you are “having a good day”

    Yes it’s “barmy” we get told to meet our consultants/team every 12mnts “Why O Why”

    Please please let me know if I can help/support you with anything???

  • ZarinaB
    ZarinaB Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi guys thank you for the warm welcome  I lost myself and forgot I signed up here. Meds is wiping my memories. I used to pride myself on a great memory  now I feel like my brains in a fog. Not nice at all. I'm a single mum and a carer for my 12 year old autistic son.. I'm still awaiting a tribunal date hopefully soon. Thank you again for your help and support. 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

    Scope community team

    edited March 2019
    Hi @ZarinaB, welcome back! It’s good to have you with us again and thank you for sharing.
    How are you doing today?
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