Welcomes and introductions
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.
Receiving too many notifications? Adjust your notification settings.

Hi, my name is joan67!

joan67joan67 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi all my name is Joan I have Ostia and rheumatoid arthritis I went from super fit to walking very slowly with two sticks I put on lots of weight and I have struggled to accept my disability.  It hard as you all no not being able to do the things you used to but I have a very supportive family 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren so although I get very down I have a lot to be grateful for

Replies

  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,139 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @joan67

    Welcome to the community!

    We are here for you, to offer support and a hand of friendship :)

    Big family! You must be a busy nanny/great nanny!

    Ami :)
    Community Champion
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • joan67joan67 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi thanks ami that means a lot sometimes you feel as if you don't really want to talk to your family all the tome as I feel like a burden I am a busy nanny I love them all to bits
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,139 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Joan,

    I know exactly what you mean, but rest assured we are here if you ever need a rant or a chat :)

    Between my fiancé and I have 10 nieces and nephews, ages ranging from 9 years old to 7 months old, almost got a football team haha! We love them all so much and it's the most wonderful thing to be able to watch them grow and blossom!

    Ami :)
    Community Champion
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @joan67, and a warm welcome to the community- it's great to have you here! 
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @joan67 :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
Sign in or join us to comment.