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Hi, my name is shiftyj1869!

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shiftyj1869 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis a few years ago, I was also diagnosed with parkinson's last year. I must admit its been z difficult year, and I am just coming to terms with it all.   I am 52, and live with my husband Martin,  we have a son Tom he's 22 and at uni.

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  • shiftyj1869
    shiftyj1869 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Awe thanks you very much, I have lot's of family to talk to, but I just wanted someone outside the family, if that makes sense.. its ask me to leave a tag, What does that mean. Thanks again
  • shiftyj1869
    shiftyj1869 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Oh thanks.. yes it is, sometimes I think my family get fed up of me lol. But yes it nice to talk to other people. I didn't know there was anything like this though. 😐 
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    shiftyj1869 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Awe thank you  😊 x
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there @shiftyj1869 and welcome to the community, thanks for joining :)

    I can completely understand need somewhere to talk outside the family, sometimes it can feel quite freeing. Thanks also for sharing a bit about yourself!

    You can browse different topics here on the forum in our categories page, and join in with discussions whenever you're ready. If you'd like to talk about your conditions you're more than welcome to do so, I can recommend our Chronic pain and pain management category or Mental health and wellbeing.

    There's also the Coffee Lounge for more casual chat, and some games to play too.

    If you need a hand with anything, or have a particular question, please do ask. 

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
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  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @shiftyj1869 welcome to the club.
    It's great on hear, just give yourself time and have a good look around.
    This is the place to talk freely about what you want to, i think sometimes our family's worry about us if we tell them every thing.
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