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Hi, my name is Nana2three!

Nana2threeNana2three Member Posts: 3 Listener
Thank you for accepting me into the group x

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,737 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Nana2three welcome to the community! Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself? :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Nana2threeNana2three Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi Ami, I have had severe Copd for 10 years which has got a lot worse, I have just been also diagnosed with Osteopenia verging on Osteoporosis. I am currently suffering from depression mainly caused by my bosses not understanding and making reasonable adjustments. I am 63 so only had three years to work until retirement but this won’t happen now as I can’t carry on.
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,737 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to hear this @Nana2three I can completely empathise with you as I was dismissed due to my health deteriorating and they didn't provide any reasonable adjustments. The weeks leading up to being signed off sick, I kept my manages up to date with any updates of a diagnosis or appointments to then find out they had been telling my area manager that I had not been notifying them.

    When they dismissed me in June 2017, I hit rock bottom, I was severely depressed and suicidal because I thoroughly loved my job.

    Volunteering is very close to my heart, have you volunteered in a shop or online before?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,998

    Scope community team

    Hi @Nana2three, welcome to the community. I'm really sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. Have you spoken to your GP about your depression?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • Nana2threeNana2three Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi Adrian
    Yes I am on antidepressants, don’t like taking them but feel so low I am having to.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,998

    Scope community team

    Hi @Nana2three, I can definitely understand that. Please let us know if there's anything we can to support you and if you need any advice.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Nana2three :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
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