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Hi, my name is Dimples250!

Dimples250Dimples250 Member Posts: 5 Listener
hi all just joined hoping to learn more about living with a disability and meet new pepple 

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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,733

    Scope community team

    Hi @Dimples250


    Welcome to Scope's community! It's great to have you here.  Just to get you started we have a How To Guide here, you can see all the latest posts here, jump in and get involved and don't worry we are a friendly bunch!  
    If you need anything, just let us know.


    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,469 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Dimples250 welcome to the community!

    Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself? :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Dimples250Dimples250 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I was diagnosed with Sjogrens syndrome 17 years ago and Tietzes Disease 11 years ago. In 2010 I was diagnosed with moderate to severe anxiety and depression. I had an op on my right arm (I'm right handed) in 2014 and struggle to use it at times due to tendonitis. I no longer work due to ill health and gave up 2 years ago. I enjoy art and craft which I do most days at home and Pilates, Aqua and yoga classes. I live alone with my 3 year old cat Zian and I have 2 grown up sons. 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,469 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2018
    Sorry to hear what you have been through @Dimples250

    If you head to our Coffee Lounge, you will come across Kaleidoscope which is a place where you can share your arts and crafts, would love to see your talents! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Dimples250Dimples250 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    thank you very much xx
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Dimples250 Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.  We are a supportive, friendly community.

    Hope we can help and give you any information and advice .  On anything you wish to know or how can we can advise.

    Do know with many of the community who have had certain conditions and illness.

    There are often related Societies and Associations to that disease or condition.  I assume you are getting help and support with anything you need or to enquire.

    Through any Society or Association.

    Just a community member having care and concern a new member joining.

    Not too sure what the disease or condition you have and what this is. So I hope you do not mind. Did look it up and have found an association that can help if you need some support.

    Sjogren's Syndrome  Helpline 0121 478 1133.  Open 9.30 am to 4pm.  Monday to Wednesday.  9.30 am to 8pm.  Thursday Friday.

    Hope that helps.

    Pleasure to meet you

    Take care

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • Dimples250Dimples250 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    That was so very considerate and kind @thespiceman. Thank you. I feel very welcomed and cared for already and I just joined today
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2018
    Hello @Dimples250 Pleasure to help. I am one of the team of community champions who help and guide new members.

    I know meeting so many amazing new members that many struggle with their conditions and illness.

    Some who join are not aware of any help, support out there.

    The web is amaze of confusion sometimes even for my self and it is all we can ask is to help you.

    I have mental illness and disability. Use the web to find what I need to help need my support.

    I too live alone have been part of mental health charities . When I get enrolled or signed up. These days so much time is limited.

    This what the community does . Give well being, inspiration and the need to give you support. Words of comfort and find the right people to give you the answers you need.

    Especially the complexities of benefits.

    Please take care. Always here so if feel lonely am here.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
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