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Hi, my name is Imnotokay!

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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,129 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Imnotokay - Welcome to this great community, & thank you for joining us all. By the sound of your user name, all is not well, so please say if we can help, or offer support/advice in any way. People here are very friendly & there's usually someone here who can answer most queries; you just have to say. If you would just like to talk here, that's fine too. :)
  • ImnotokayImnotokay Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi Chlarleds,
    Thank you for the welcome, Yes I'm not in a good place right now, I feel for the first time in my life somewhat disabled due to injuries I've sustained and it's horrible. 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,744 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Imnotokay I'm sorry to hear this, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • ImnotokayImnotokay Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Cheers, basically I've mangled my leg due to a couple of leg injuries and it's left me in constant pain and unable to walk far or bear weight too long on one leg and I know this is probably a very minor thing in the scope of disability but having always had no trouble I now find this impairment extremely prohibitive, do you folks think my impairment constitutes disability?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm sorry to hear this. There's no such thing now as registering as disabled, like there used to be. This link will help answer your question. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/discrimination/protected-characteristics/what-counts-as-disability/

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • LouiseHLouiseH Member Posts: 96 Courageous
    Hi @Imnotokay welcome to the community.
     It sounds like you're in some pain and it is affecting your daily life. Are you getting any support from doctors or other health professionals?

    Louise 
    Louise Hesketh
    Community Champion
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    @Imnotokay Hello and welcome to the community, sorry to hear about your pain, I can empathise, I am an amputee so have been there done that if you get what I mean. 
  • ImnotokayImnotokay Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi Folks, Thank you all so much for your concern!! I am currently getting Physiotherapy for 3 months now and I'm trying to 
    get them to do a scan which you would have thought they would do in the first instance!!
    I've been told my condition will improve but never be 100% again and there's always the chance of my now weakened leg 
    getting injured again if I try to do something I used to be able to do with ease.
    I'm told I've probably got nerve damage and my leg is now deformed.
    It's been quite scary TBH and I can't even begin to imagine the distress that losing a limb would cause.
    You have my sympathy Janer1967.

  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,129 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Imnotokay - I'm so sorry this is understandably scary for you right now, but, as a physio (altho I haven't worked as such for a long time), I do hope this may help somewhat. You'll just have to see how it goes, & if you can work with your physio, & do any recommended exercises at home, this will all help. Hope you get a MRI scan too! :)
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Imnotokay and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  Really sorry to hear of your present health struggles and the fact you are in so much pain.  I hope the above advice and information from members has been helpful to you.  You will find the forum to be a very supportive and friendly space so please feel free to chat to us anytime.  There will always be someone on here to listen.  Please keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on.  If there is anything we can help/support you with then please just ask.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
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