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Hi, my name is tazzy78!

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @tazzy78 - Welcome to the community & thank you for joining. How are you doing? :)
  • emmarenshaw
    emmarenshaw Community member Posts: 710 Pioneering
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    Hello @tazzy78 welcome to the community. I’m Emma, one of the Community Champions. We’re all happy to help if you need anything,  or have any questions. The community is wonderful and we are glad to have you with us.
  • Grinchy
    Grinchy Community member Posts: 1,931 Disability Gamechanger
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    welcome to the forum, i'm new here to, its a great place, hope your doing ok
  • emmarenshaw
    emmarenshaw Community member Posts: 710 Pioneering
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    Welcome @Grinchy Happy to help if you need anything or have any questions, just let me or the other members know and we’ll see what we or the Scope team can do.
  • Grinchy
    Grinchy Community member Posts: 1,931 Disability Gamechanger
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    thank you @emmarenshaw appreciate it
  • Ails
    Ails Community member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @tazzy78 and welcome to the Community.  How are you today?  I hope you are having a nice weekend.  It's nice to meet you and thank you for joining us.  I hope you enjoy being part of our forum and find it a useful place to be.  I look forward to seeing you on here.  Please feel free to look around the site and join in any discussions that you find interesting.  If we can be of any help or support to you then please just give us a shout.  All the best.  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,386 Scope online community team
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    Hello @tazzy78. How are you today?
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @tazzy78 and @Grinchy Welcome to the community, nice to have you here and look forward to seeing you both around. Feel free to join in any discussions or just have a nose around 
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @tazzy78 :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • tazzy78
    tazzy78 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi thankyou all,I have cervical  foranmial  stenosis  c5/6 with bone spurs and L3/4/5 s1 lateral  recess narrowing, I am on duloxetine  and 30/500co,codomol,I have been told cannot operate.I had a fall in 2010,then mri in 2015,then 2019 diagnosed  with the stenosis. I am 42,I am struggling  with the pain in cold weather is worse any ideas?,also I am struggling  too accept  being disabled. ??also feeling lonely  Tara
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome I am sorry to hear you are struggling 

    We do have a pain management section you may find useful 

    It is hard coming to terms with a disability and that's what most of us here have dealt with so can support you

    Feel free to join in and I look forward to seeing you around 
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @tazzy78

    Good Afternoon it’s great to meet you today.

    @steve51
  • tazzy78
    tazzy78 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thankyou Steve x
  • tazzy78
    tazzy78 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thanks Janer x
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @tazzy78 How are you today?

    I wondered, has your GP ever discussed referring you to a pain management clinic?  This NHS webpage has details on how to pursue this if not, and it also lists support groups that can offer specialist help around coping with pain.  

    You mentioned that you are struggling to accept being disabled too.  What is it particularly you are finding hard?  If you let us know we can talk about it with you  :)

    Hope you have a lovely Sunday.
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  • tazzy78
    tazzy78 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi thankyou cher for your response. I will look at the NHS webpage,thanks.I am feeling down being in pain,and I keep questioning  why myself why cant I have an operation, sometimes I think I've accepted  be omi g I'll,sometimes I dont ,I get lonely as I cant work,and I'm finding  this situation  difficult  .Il speak too doctor too see if can be referred  to pain clinic, sorry for the late response,best wishes  Tara
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