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Hi, my name is Tony (across2490)

across2490across2490 Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi everyone, I have joined the forum to see if I can make some friends that don't judge me and maybe help with my isolation I feel now. 
 I'm an ex soldier who is now disabled due to an injury to my spine  whilst serving I also suffer from PTSD 
I wont go into my issues at this point......I just wanted to say hi.

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,172 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @across2490 thank you for sharing with us a bit about yourself. I've been struggling with PTSD for nearly 2 years. Its horrible! Let us know if we can help you with anything :)
    Community Champion
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • across2490across2490 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi Ami2301, thank you for the welcome!
    Yep it sure can be a struggle some days.
    Thanks.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,897 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @across2490 - I'm pleased to welcome you into this great community too. We're a friendly bunch & I'm sure you'll get to know some of us here.
    It may be something you've looked into, or perhaps something for the future, but there are some charities that support veterans, which may be helpful at some stage. See: https://www.combatstress.org.uk/    &
    Please do have a look around the forum & join in with any discussions; perhaps pop into our virtual 'Coffee lounge.' See: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/coffee-lounge
    Thank you for joining. :)



  • across2490across2490 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks chiareids.
    Yes iam aware of combat stress and have had support from them.
    I will look into the other link......thankyou very much.
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @across2490

    Good Afternoon & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    There’s something in the press/tv news about how the ex military have been “Forgotten”

    Yes I have had a B/I myself & I have worked in one of my former rehabilitation centre’s.

    They had only started (In the early 2000’s) being treated for there “B/I’s”

    Where had they all gone previously???

    @steve51
  • LouiseHLouiseH Community champion Posts: 96 Courageous
    Hi @across2490 welcome to the group. I'm new here too so thought I'd say hello. 🙂
    Louise Hesketh
    Community Champion
  • across2490across2490 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks to you all.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @across2490 and a warm welcome to the community! It's great to have you here. :)

    Please do have a look around and let us know if we can do anything to help. :)
    Community Partner
    Scope

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  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @across2490 2490 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing with us.  I'm sorry to hear of your health struggles and I'm sure you will receive lots of support and friendship on here, as you will probably have found out already.  It is such a supportive and safe space to chat as there are lots of lovely people on here.  I'm sure also that you will make lots of friends on here too.  I hope you enjoy your time with us anyway and look forward to seeing you on here.  If there is anything we can help/support you with then you only just have to ask.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @LouiseH and welcome to the Community also.  It is nice to meet you.  Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself?  Please let us know if we can help you with anything.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
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