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Old newbie at 67

WoodkentrobWoodkentrob Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi all, my name is Rob, 67, married, been on indefinite award  full DLA but recently invited to apply for PIP. Struggled initially with the concept but had a lady from IMAGO help with the forms. Awaiting decision so Depression and anxiety running amok. Then to top it all bankruptcy. So i joined the many lost souls struggling to avoid considering the unthinkable. Trying to think positive, happy thoughts but its not easy! 

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  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    @Woodkentrob Hello Woodkentrob welcome to the forum!

    I am sorry to hear about your difficulties with depression, we have a great supporting community here including a variety of discussion groups. We are sure you will find our community helpful and you will find it a great place to make new friends. 

    We look forward to talking to you more.
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Woodkentrob

    Welcome to our online community /family 👪

    Yes I in the same boat /ship with regards to switching from dla 2 pip.

    We have also got many members in the same situation. 

    I am very very sorry to hear about your bankruptcy.

    Yes keeping up beat is the best way forward believe me. 

    @steve51
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

    Scope community team

    Hello @Woodkentrob. Sorry to hear the process is taking its toll on your mental health.
    As said above, we’re a really supportive community, so if there’s anything you want to ask or need support with, please don’t hesitate to ask!
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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  • WoodkentrobWoodkentrob Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you all for the kind words. Whilst it's not nice for many of us it does help to know were not alone. 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Woodkentrob   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear what you going through.  I have mental health issues my self and know it is not easy every day.

    If I can be supportive please get in touch happy to help.

    I am one of the team of community champions. We guide, advise and help new members who join the community.

    Please if I can or we as a community can help and advise please ask.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman


    Community Champion
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  • WoodkentrobWoodkentrob Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you, I will be in touch if needed, appreciate your offer. 
  • megan_parkermegan_parker Member Posts: 12 Connected
    Hi @Woodkentrob

    Welcome to our community :) 

    I am sorry to hear about your situation, I know myself how difficult it can be to cope with mental health but hopefully making friends and talking on here will help.

    I am one of the Community Champions here at Scope so if you need any help or advice please feel free to ask.

    Take care.
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,440 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Woodkentrob welcome to the community! Sorry to hear what you've been going through. How are you feeling today?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • WoodkentrobWoodkentrob Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you for asking. A bit low today as recurring chest infection has struck aggravating Copd, started emergency pack of antibiotics and steroids so should pickup in a few days. Managed to do a bit more on Saturday for my long suffering wifes birthday. 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,440 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to hear you're unwell, I hope the antibiotics start working soon. Did your wife have a lovely day?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • WoodkentrobWoodkentrob Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I do think so, she was serenaded by our favourit cafe owner with a huge chunk of chocolate cake with a candle in it after a succulent gammon with all the trimmings, then off to see some of our grandchildren. Several cards brought tears to her eyes with special words. 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,440 Disability Gamechanger
    Bless her! Sounds wonderful!
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    That sounds like a wonderful day out and nothing beats a large chunk of chocolate cake!

    We hope your getting better.
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