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Hi, my name is arboclimber52!

I am a retired Tree surgeon. Hoping to benefit by sharing my problems in the hope i can maybe help others, and get to know new people. I suffer with PTSD, Depression and anxiety. I am also a recovering alcoholic (9years dry) but find it really hard this time of year. 


  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,048 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @arboclimber - Welcome to the community, & thank you for saying a little about yourself. What an interesting job you had; something my son's next door neighbour does. It's great you hope to help others here too, so I'm very pleased you've joined.
    Please have a look around....you could use the 'All groups' link on the right, & join in with other discussions. I look forward to your further input.
  • arboclimber52arboclimber52 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you i had to retire due to health reasons mainly being having a bad back from a 50ft fall i had when i was younger, i have always wanted to help others going through similar problems to mine, ive already written my story and it has gone to rehab centres groups etc all with successful outcomes so ive been told.
  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Member Posts: 712 Pioneering
    A warm welcome to the community. @arboclimber52   . Glad to have you with us.  That’s great that you were able to share your experiences and that it has helped others. The community is a lovely bunch and you will find lots of support here.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,048 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you so much. It's people like you that will hopefully help those like my son-in-law as far as rehab goes, & ultimately my daughter, & 3 wonderful grandchildren. So sorry for what you have gone through both physically & mentally, but so great to read how much you have undoubtedly helped others.
  • arboclimber52arboclimber52 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    I would be glad to help and answer any questions you may have regarding rehab or anything else,  I've been dealt a cruel life but im finally getting better and have a loving wife and family luckily. Many aren't as lucky when alcohol is cincerned. Please feel free to ask.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,997

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @arboclimber52. Thank you for sharing with us. I hope we'll be able to provide some support for you too. :smile:
    Senior Community Partner
  • arboclimber52arboclimber52 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Adrian_scope thank you,
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