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Hi, my name is Steve_in_The_City!

Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 589 Pioneering
Hi Everyone. My name is Steve and I am new to the forum. I was declared disabled in 2007 with an unusual illness that is known by many handles but principally Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (mcs) and Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance (iei). In 2016 I had a serious accident that impacted my ability to walk. I go everywhere on my mobility scooter and like to be out and about - weather permitting! Here is wishing you all the best, Steve.


  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 486 Pioneering
     Good morning @Steve_in_The_City! and welcome to the community! It's great to have you here. 

    Would you like to tell us why you've joined, or maybe a bit about yourself?

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
    A warm welcome to the community from me too @Steve_in_The_City :) How are you doing today? 

    Have you been getting on with your mobility scooter okay? 
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  • Steve_in_The_City
    Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 589 Pioneering
    Thanks Sue, Teddybear & Tori for your greetings. I joined the forum as I have no disabled friends to talk with, so cannot learn from other peoples experience of being disabled.

    I was asked to say a little bit about myself, so here goes:

    I like music and have catholic tastes, but particularly enjoy jazz - nothing too obscure, though. I am interested in current affairs. But cooking is my passion. I experiment with recipes and am currently working on a collection of easy to prepare and cook special occasion meals. I can no longer dash around a kitchen, so I have adapted to my limitations and keep things simple; it takes forever to do anything. My kitchen is like a science lab set within an adventure playground! I have always had dogs and cats, but when my kitten Sam died at 9 months in 2019 I decided I could no longer look after animals, which is just as well really because I am not allowed to have any in the flat I recently moved to.

    One last thing: Yes Tori, I have been out on my bike today. It has to rain heavily to stop me. Although I live in Central London there are plenty of green spaces to visit but I also enjoy trundling around the famous sights and people watch the tourists!

    I hope I haven't bored you all to death....

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