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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

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,744 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 :)
    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 Co-Production Group Posts: 7,744 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 :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @joan67, and a warm welcome to the community- it's great to have you here! 
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @joan67 :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
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