Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is David

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trevayne
trevayne Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I've been diagnosed with Stage 5 kidney failure so started Dialysis a couple months ago. I find it rather complicated to understand what i need to eat, drink and do ... some days i feel so tired, but continue to work as i need the income to live PIP applied for but another 9 weeks .. just be nice to talk to someone

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,099 Disability Gamechanger
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    @trevayne hi and a warm welcome to scope, how are you today?

    2024 Election won

  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @trevayne and welcome to the community! How are you doing today?

    Feel free to take a look at any of the categories that might be of interest, or the Coffee Lounge is a good place to get to know people and have a good old chat. 

    Don't be afraid to ask questions or start discussions if you're feeling brave, our members are all very knowledgeable and friendly :)

    Alex 
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    Scope

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @trevayne

    Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us. I am sorry to hear you are experiencing such a tough time. Are you able to talk with a hospital consultant about what to eat, drink and do? Unfortunately, we are not able to provide medical advice but the healthcare team looking after you will be able to! We can certainly provide a listening ear and a supportive and friendly community  <3
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community from me too 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    A warm welcome to the community from me too @trevayne :) How has your week been so far? 

    I'm sorry to hear about your kidney failure. As L_Volunteer has said, it would be worth getting in touch with your medical team to ask any questions you might have around what you can eat, drink, and do. Do you feel able to get in touch with them? 

    I look forward to seeing you around on the community. You're welcome to chat about anything that interests you, so please do get stuck in whenever you feel ready. 

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