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Hi, my name is Ember74!

Ember74 Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi I’m new here,

Ive been through a rough time lately with myself and my husband being made redundant from the same company without any notice or redundancy pay. The fact that I was technically redundant was hidden from me for about 5 months as myself and my husbands wages used to be received as one pay packet with no payslips. I only got my p45 when I requested it from the company accountant and my husbands p45 still hasn’t been issued despite the fact he was laid off at the end of March.

On top of that I suffer with social anxiety which means I never leave the house alone, general anxiety which makes it hard to function some days, depression, severe butterfly phobia to the point I won’t even go out to my bin on really hot days if there are a lot of them around, and now on top of this I had a fall down the stairs some months ago and fractured vertebrae in my spine T6 T7 which means I now have a lot of pain like lightning around my ribs, the top of my neck has become difficult to move, I’m suffering almost constant pain in my joints and have developed strange lumps on the joint in my left foot. I’m also very tired a lot of the time and struggling with pretty much everything.

Anyway that’s the basics of me. Sorry if that was too long winded an introduction or if I came across as Whitney. I know many people have it worse than me.

Nice to meet you all.


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello  @Ember74 Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for sharing your story.

    Have you seen any of the posts on mental health and chronic pain.

    Hope they can be of use to you.

    Understand if looking for advice and information plenty of support from the community

    Hope you meet new friends. We are a friendly community

    Take care

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  • Ember74
    Ember74 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you for the welcome Spiceman

    I have browsed some posts and look forward to hearing other peoples stories


  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello Ember @Ember74 and a(nother) warm welcome to the community. I'm sure you will make a lot of friends here.
    Warmest best wishes to you
  • Ember74
    Ember74 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks Richard and nice to meet you.
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ember74

    Good Morning it’s great to meet you this morning!!!!!

    I have had “Chronic Pain” since “2005”

    I’m now part of the “Community Team” here at “Scope”

    Please please have a good look around our site/community.

    You will find lots of useful “info & advice”

    If there is anything that I can help/support you with please please let me know?????
  • Ember74
    Ember74 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks for the welcome Steve and nice to meet you. Constant pain can be very draining can’t it. I feel so tired all the time too. I had an MRI scan earlier this week so just waiting on the results.
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Ember74
    Im sorry to hear you have had such a rough time!
    Senior online community officer
  • Ember74
    Ember74 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks Sam and nice to meet you!


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