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Hi, my name is MaxineAshley!

MaxineAshley
MaxineAshley Member Posts: 38 Courageous
I joined this community today as I suffer with mental and physical health issues, and suffer with  agoraphobia. 
So coming on here I hope to interact with people who also have similar health issues and feel safe. 
Writing my first novel, excited to get it finished.
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  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MaxineAshley

    Good Morning & Welcome it’s great to meet you today 😃

    Yes we have got many members on our “Online  Community” who are in similar situations??

    I am one of the team here at “Scope” & I also have “Mental & Physical Disabilities”

    I would be more than happy in helping/supporting you!!!!!

    @steve51
  • MaxineAshley
    MaxineAshley Member Posts: 38 Courageous
    Hi @steve51

    Nice to meet you, and thank you for your kind welcome. 

    I never knew this this site existed until I sent an email to Scope for advice after looking online for support. 

    I am not used to this website but I’ll get the hang of it soon. 🤞🏻
    Writing my first novel, excited to get it finished.
  • Gerald
    Gerald Member Posts: 214 Pioneering
    Hi MaxineAshley welcome to the community. I’m Gerald all the best 
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MaxineAshley

    It’s great to meet you today.

    It’s my “Pleasure”

    Yes please let me know if you have any problems/questions 

    @steve51


  • MaxineAshley
    MaxineAshley Member Posts: 38 Courageous
    Thank you to the both of you @Gerald and @steve51

    I appreciate that this is not like Facebook or Instagram. 😁
    Writing my first novel, excited to get it finished.
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MaxineAshley welcome to the community! How are you feeling today? :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • MaxineAshley
    MaxineAshley Member Posts: 38 Courageous
    Hi @Ami2301

    Thank you for your kind welcome. 

    Im feeling the same as always, not motivated and in a lot of pain but trying my best to think positive and not dwell on the negative. 

    How are you today? Well I hope! 
    Writing my first novel, excited to get it finished.
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    I am OK thank you @MaxineAshley I had 2 extractions yesterday so in a tiny bit of pain myself but got painkillers on stand by if gets too unbearable 🙂 Do you have any hobbies you like doing?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • MaxineAshley
    MaxineAshley Member Posts: 38 Courageous
    @Ami2301 I hope you get well soon. 

    I love writing, so I’m writing my first novel, and also children’s books. 

    I’m hoping to get a garden soon if it’s allowed, then hopefully I can sit outside in my own garden feeling safe and secure, writing in the sun (if we get a hot summer, I’ll truly benefit from the Vitamin D 🤞🏻).

    What do you enjoy doing as a hobby or two? 
    Writing my first novel, excited to get it finished.
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you! I'm very similar to you as I love writing, I have my own blog and I am also waiting for my garden to be adapted for my wheelchair 🙂
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MaxineAshley

    Yes we all help & support each other and any new members.

    You can communicate with like minded people who understand what “Disabilities” really mean!!!!!

    Please please let me If you need a “Guided Tour” in & round????

    @steve51
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,168

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @MaxineAshley, it’s lovely to meet you. What’s your first novel going to be about?

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  • MaxineAshley
    MaxineAshley Member Posts: 38 Courageous
    We do have similar things in common. 

    Its so nice to be on the same wavelength with others. 

    I would love to do a blog too, but not sure if people would be interested in what I’d write about or post photos of my Basset Hound puppy, 3 cats and hubby.

    I used to love to cook but standing about 10 minutes is unbearable now, otherwise everyone would get to see what keeps my hubby’s tummy very happy.

    I used to have one of those seats that I could sit and prep my food, but when I had my spinal operation in 2016 I thought I’d be ok not realising that my back would be just as bad a few years later so gave it away... oops! 🤷🏼‍♀️
    Writing my first novel, excited to get it finished.
  • MaxineAshley
    MaxineAshley Member Posts: 38 Courageous
    Thank you @steve51, I’m sure I’ll ask a few questions soon.
    Writing my first novel, excited to get it finished.
  • MaxineAshley
    MaxineAshley Member Posts: 38 Courageous
    @Adrian_Scope.

    Nice to meet you. 

    My first novel is going to be one of three with the same main characters, then introducing new characters.
    It’s a romantic comedy about the ups and down of the female main character. 

    I used to stories on a website and had quite a fan base but they could read the stories for free, so I thought, as so many like my style of writing as they can visualise the scene, why not make a career of writing and earn money 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️
    Writing my first novel, excited to get it finished.
  • MaxineAshley
    MaxineAshley Member Posts: 38 Courageous
    @Ami2301
    are you able to tell me the name of your blog, I would love to read it.

    Sorry I should of asked earlier but was distracted...duh 🙄
    Writing my first novel, excited to get it finished.
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MaxineAshley

    Yes please please come back to me if you need any help/support 😃😃

    @steve51

  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    I was worried too about nobody being interested in what I wrote about. I think that's normal for everyone to feeL that way 🙂 my blog is called UndercoverSuperhero 😁
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • MaxineAshley
    MaxineAshley Member Posts: 38 Courageous
    @Ami2301
    thank you for letting me know that, I’m definitely going to check it out. 😁
    Writing my first novel, excited to get it finished.
  • MaxineAshley
    MaxineAshley Member Posts: 38 Courageous
    @steve51
    thank you.
    You are a 🌟! 
    Writing my first novel, excited to get it finished.

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