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just thought I would introduce myself

Hello everyone my name is Anne and I have just Joined this community and thought I would introduce myself.
So, helllooooo 

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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,086 Pioneering
    Hi @AnneFlorentine

    Welcome to the community, how are you? 

    Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself?
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,395 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome good to have you in board feel free to join in 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,023 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @AnneFlorentine :)
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,398 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @AnneFlorentine - & welcome to this friendly & supportive community from me also. Do you have any questions?  :)
  • MPowell_1991MPowell_1991 Member Posts: 15 Connected
    Hi Anne. i joined up today too, how are you finding the site so far?
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,860 Pioneering
    Hi welcome to the community 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,754 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @AnneFlorentine! Welcome to the community :) How are you doing today? 
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  • AnneFlorentineAnneFlorentine Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hello and thank you for your warm welcome.
    I have been asked to tell you a little bit about myself.
    I had a subarachnoid haemorrhage in January 2020, I underwent emergency brain surgery and during the operation I had a second bleed, which resulted in me having a stroke. The result of this has been that I have left sided weakness, I am unable to walk and have issues with my balance. In April 2020, as part of lockdown all patients who were in the neuro rehab unit were discharged early. I have had quite a lot of health issues since then and continue with pain and altered sensation. I am hopeful that post COVID-19 I will be able to access physio and learn to walk again 🤞. I am due to get married in June this year, it was postponed last year and I want to be able to walk down the aisle.
    I am keen to be involved and share my views and ideas with everyone on the platform, it seems from the responses I have received, everyone is supportive. 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,398 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 6
    Hi @AnneFlorentine - & thank you for kindly replying. I'm sorry for all you've been through, & then, due to Covid-19, getting discharged early from rehab. I do hope you'll be able to safely get physio, as you certainly have a lovely goal to aim for.  :) I'm a physio (tho that was a long time ago), & my main interest was neurological problems, so I've had the pleasure of helping a lot of stroke patients. I'm now on the other side of the fence as I have neurological problems associated with my genetic disorder (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome). At least I know the exercises to do!
    I hope you might like to try these exercises by Canadian therapists, which show adaptations, so that you just move how it's comfortable for you:

    10 mins chair Yoga


    24 mins Gentle Tai Chi & Qi Gong

  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,860 Pioneering
    Hi sorry to hear of what has happend to you I had a stroke due to my lupus and was left with a left sided weakness  but mine was 10years ago I had physio and hydrotherapy  and had exercise to do 

    Congratulations for your June wedding and hope that your physiotherapy  and Treatment  can start soon 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,086 Pioneering
    I'm sorry to read about what you've been through @AnneFlorentine, it sounds really stressful. But as you say hopefully post Covid you will be able to receive the support you want.

    Massive congratulations on the wedding, hope all is fine for the big day :) 
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,860 Pioneering
    Ross scope how do you do that with the name i always type it out lol 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,086 Pioneering
    edited January 6
    @lisathomas50
    To tag somebody, like I just did with your username above, you do this:

    • type the at symbol
    • then start typing the username of whoever you want to tag, so @??????
    • once you start typing the username, a list of usernames will appear for you to choose from, you simply just click on the person you want to tag and it will insert the link and send them a notification.
    • so if I wanted to tag Tori from the community team, I'd write the at symbol, then her username, so @Tori_Scope
    Does that make sense?
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,860 Pioneering
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,086 Pioneering
    I'm applauding you @lisathomas50 :) Nice one, you've smashed it!
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,860 Pioneering
    @Ross_Scope thank you and I got a badge lol I xan see better to read now my glasses came today so I can read and drive now 😅 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,086 Pioneering
    Super @lisathomas50, hope you enjoy the glasses :) 
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,053 Pioneering
    Hi @AnneFlorentine
                                      Welcome to the community and thank you for joining us. Thank you for sharing a little bit about yourself, it sounds as though you have had a lot to cope with in the last year, but you sound as though you are a very determined person with a lovely goal to aim for. Many congratulations on your wedding, I hope everything is able to go ahead as planned. I also hope that you are able to get the support you need to work towards achieving your goals, I send my best wishes. Please do take a look around the community and join in with any conversations which may be of interest to you. Please also ask any questions you may have, as you have already seen, we are a friendly and supportive community and we are here to support one another. I look forward to seeing you around the community :) Thank you. 
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