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Hi, my name is blueeyed2103!

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blueeyed2103 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I am still learning to cope with my new life. I am getting there and don't feel so frustrated now which is good 

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    That is good to hear @blueeyed2103, and welcome to the online community :) Sometimes it's all about small steps. 

    What things have you been finding frustrating? No pressure to share if you don't want to!
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  • blueeyed2103
    blueeyed2103 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    I've always been the one looking after everyone else. I qualified as a nurse in 1995. In 2010 they told me I could no longer do the job. I've found it hard to accept help. Even when I was in hospital paralysed I didn't want to trouble anyone so would just sit quietly as I thought other people needed them more lol. I have an electric wheelchair but I don't feel safe going out alone as the last time my chair veered into the road lol
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for explaining @blueeyed2103 I think it's natural that it will take time to adjust to things if you're used to looking after everyone else. It can be hard reaching out for help, but it's definitely a positive thing, and a sign of strength, not weakness. 

    I can see why you might be feeling apprehensive about going out alone after your wheelchair veered into the road @blueeyed2103, as a wheelchair user myself I know it's never a nice feeling when you lose control for whatever reason. Was it on a very sloped or slippery surface?

    I hope when you do go out with someone, you're able to build up your confidence again :)  
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