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raquel19
raquel19 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
Hello I'm Rachel 37 and mum to two children 17/19 just been awarded pip for metal and physical health issues 

I was working up untill this may but struggling with it all so much I had to admit defeat ! I am strong but I need to put my health first for once and think of myself. It's been a real help reading others situations while I've been going through this process and decided to join and introduce myself so hello to you all and thankyou for having me .
Much love to you all 

Rachel x

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  • raquel19
    raquel19 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    Sorry for any typos just had carol tunnel surgery x
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,127 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @raquel19 - welcome to the community, & thank you for introducing yourself. I hope you enjoy being part of this community & your recovery from surgery goes well. :)
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @raquel19 :) It's lovely to hear from you!

    I'm glad that you've found it helpful to read posts from other people who might have been through something similar. I'm sure that your posts will help others in the future, too. 

    Congratulations on your PIP award! 

    There's no need to apologise for typos- it's clear what you meant :) How did your surgery go?
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  • raquel19
    raquel19 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    Welcome to the community @raquel19 :) It's lovely to hear from you!

    I'm glad that you've found it helpful to read posts from other people who might have been through something similar. I'm sure that your posts will help others in the future, too. 

    Congratulations on your PIP award! 

    There's no need to apologise for typos- it's clear what you meant :) How did your surgery go?
    Thankyou for your reply 😊 
    Surgery went well lots of rest and healing and still got to have the other hand done in a few weeks !

    Thankyou for the warm welcome . Xx
  • raquel19
    raquel19 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    Hello . Thankyou very much 😊
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @raquel19. It is the very least you deserve.

    It is really positive to hear the surgery went well. Hope you can get all the rest and healing you need and deserve.

    Good luck with getting the other hand done in a few weeks. How are you feeling about that at the moment?

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else to support you. We are all here for you  :)
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  • raquel19
    raquel19 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    Hi I'm more confident getting second one done now I know how it feels but it will be my dominant hand so will definitely be harder !

    I do have one quick question 

    I got my text saying I've been awarded pip last Thursday I know money takes 3/5 days but does it usually take 3 or more the latter ?I mean in most people's cases if it doesn't differ .
    Hope that makes sense x
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @raquel19 It's nice to meet you and I hope you're having a nice Monday.

    I hope your PIP award helps make your outgoings more manageable.  I've had a little look and it tends to vary between those 3-5 working days as to when payment drops, so we wouldn't be able to reliably advise on a specific day I'm afraid. Positively, it shouldn't be too long a wait if you received the text on Thursday.

    Are you coping okay financially at the moment?  I realise times are hard for lots of us, but if we can help in any way please just give us a shout.  

    Take care and speak soon.
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  • raquel19
    raquel19 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    Hi thankyou for reply struggling a little this week but I've got a wonderful daughter helping me so I can wait a few more days .thankyou so much x
  • raquel19
    raquel19 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    Hello just to let you know money dropped in account tonight and by looks of the payment and my workings out I evgot enhanced on both !!

    Thankyou for all your help xx
  • raquel19
    raquel19 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    ada said:
    Hello.new here myself
     So pleased for you getting pip. They were Not so good for me. When I see others get it I am so truly pleased for them knowing how difficult pip folk can be. 
    Aww I'm sorry to hear it wasn't good for you my lovley and thankyou for the comment .I'm always here if you need a chat x
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    Great news, thanks for sharing @raquel19 :) How are you feeling today?
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