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.

Hi, my name is Garyrw!

GaryrwGaryrw Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi, new to this group type thingy, so please bare with me. Looking forward to hearing about everyone and hopefully be able to share some of my experiences and thoughts as well. So, bit long winded but "hello everyone " 


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,423 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Garyrw and welcome to the community! Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself? :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • GaryrwGaryrw Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi Ami2301 thanks for the welcome,  not sure where to start?  Have various health issues, physically and mentally. Had to give up work in 2015 after car accident.  Still trying to get to terms with it as don't do well being inactive. I do thank myself lucky as not wheelchair bound yet. But is getting harder. Hoping this chat forum will help me and hopefully I might even be able to help someone else. As I'm new to this unsure of the etiquette. Again long winded, thanks again for the welcome. 
  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Garyw - Welcome to the community from me too. We are friendly & support each other with the difficulties we face, or just enjoy a chat. It's great to hear that you would like to help others too .Seems to me you'll definitely fit in, & I hope you enjoy your time here! You might also want to have a look around at other messages & you can just join in wherever you'd like. Near the top of this page is an 'All groups' link which will show you all the other catagories here.
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Garyw and welcome to the Community.  It is great to have you on board!  I'm sorry to hear of your health struggles.  It is a lot to take in at first when you stop work and aren't as active as you were before.  Many of our members, including myself, can relate to that and it is completely normal to feel that way.  Do you have any hobbies that you can do from home?  Being on here and chatting to people does while away an hour or two and you meet some lovely people.  I have been on the forum over a year now and it has done me the world of good and I am sure you will enjoy it also.  I'm sure that you will make a valuable contribution to the Community anyway.  I look forward to reading future posts from you.  If there is anything we can help/support you with then please just give us a shout.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

    Scope community team

    Don't worry too much about etiquette @Garyw. We have some guidelines (https://www.scope.org.uk/online-community-guidelines/?_ga=2.35115240.851487274.1553504687-2129068160.1553166627) if they help, but you're more than welcome to jump in and get involved with the conversations across the community.
    Senior Community Partner

    Your feedback is really important to the development of the online community, so please remember to complete our online community annual survey
  • GaryrwGaryrw Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks @Adrian_Scope I'm sure I will pick it up. Just need to get to know people and absorb the amount of information there is on here. Also have a laugh or two, find that helps when all seems to be crashing down around you or maybe I'm just a little Odd. 
  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Garyw - Hope you are finding your way around here alright, & not feeling too bad at the moment. I think this colder weather is a bit better than the damp we've had for so long!
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,423 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you @Garyrw how are you doing today? I know how you feel, I really struggled to adapt to suddenly being inactive. It's a tough process but with the right support we can get through it :) 
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
Sign in or join us to comment.