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Hi, my name is Steve55

merlinevets Member Posts: 1 Listener
I was diagnosed with right side, uni-lateral diaphragm palsy following an operation on my right shoulder for calcific tendonitis at Chesterfield Royal hospital in March 2017 and I'm still trying to find out why this happened. Moreover, I am now classed as disabled and struggling with the activities that I used to find easy prior to the operation. I have joined this forum to find similar people and a way to learn how to cope with life with this condition.


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,213 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Sorry to hear about your disability and coming to terms with it.  It is hard and takes time   we are here to support each other 

    Feel free to have a look round join in or ask any questions 
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,464 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @merlinevets - & welcome to the community. I'm sorry to read you have unilateral diaphragmatic palsy following surgery, & perhaps you should discuss this with your GP, who should be able to explain.
    Anyway, thank you very much for joining, & I hope you find this a very friendly & supportive group. :)
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 5,974

    Scope community team

    Hello and welcome to the community @merlinevets :) Thanks for sharing your experience with us. As Janer1967 has said, we have many members who are learning how to adapt to a different way of life. 

    Are there any activities specifically that you find particularly difficult? 
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
    hi @merlinevets and a welcome to scope from me as well 
    Offering PIP advice to people with epilepsy.


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