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SORRY EVERY ONE IF YOU WERE WONDERING?

thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
Hello every one. if you were wondering where is @thespiceman . Have not seen him for a while.

Have been ill.  Have had a stomach bug which has effected me for a week.

As I use this forum as my support. Helps me.  Mentally as I live alone.

All started me buying some fish from a supermarket. I am a clean and hygienic .  Good at what I do even me has lapses.

All I know been ill for a week.  Not very pleasant.

Also had to do an on line shop, unfortunately could not eat any of it so had to throw half the fridge away. 

Due to sell by dates.

I am on the mend.

Have also been to the Doctors.  On some new medication.  For anxiety so that is helping me and the dose is going to be increased.

Hoping to get back need to share.

Offer what I can to those like myself once again. Being supportive. Understand this has additional problems of making me realise how vulnerable I am.

When ill.  Having this forum the only support.

Thank you all.

Take care.

@thespiceman


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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,970

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    Sorry to hear you've been under the weather @thespiceman and glad you're getting better. :smile:
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Adrian_Scope   Thank you will be OK.  Just one of those things.

    I will as said be taking it easy but this has given me an opportunity to look at everything I eat.

    Have taken in consideration everything.

    That has happened the week just gone.

    Went on line and back looking at slow cookers. A good idea and a practical one.

    It makes you think of changing . New ways and ideas, recipes.

    I am aware of my own health needs.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman
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  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Sorry to hear ..you were ill spiceman ..nothing much worse than a tummy bug....it knocks you for six .
    Get better soon my friend
    oh , i had my face to face (with Capita )appointment a week past on monday. ( in my owm home)The lady doing the assessment was very nice indeed , down to earth , i was pleased that she came when i was struggling to breath and was using my nebuliser over that weekend and on through the monday up until wednesday or thursday  . She said i could wait up to 8 weeks for the results of the assessment .
    Thanks to you spiceman ...and everyone who gave advice on the assessment and what to expect .
    I joined another site called "benefits and work"...their advice was also invaluable . They sent me a newsletter saying that PIP " new claims " were sitting at 50% ....a bit low i would say but that,s their policy.
    The 'lady' taking over as secretary of the DWP has voted 52 times in favour of benefit cuts in the past few years  ...so we cannot expect much to be in our favour when claiming PIP i would say .
    Get well soon spiceman 👍
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Sorry to hear that! I hope you are okay now @thespiceman
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    @thespiceman hope you feel better soon!
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Seanchai   How are you my friend?.  Thank you for your post and thank you for kind words.

    I am doing OK just one of those things.

    Understand glad we as a community helped.

    Please can I also wish you well on a positive outcome.

    Happy to be supportive..

    Great you found benefits and works good website.

    Take care.

    Your friend.

    @thespiceman
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @April2018mom @poppy123456 @susan48

    Thank you all for kind words.  I am on the way to recovery.

    On new medication as well is helping .

    Please thank you for support. Much appreciated.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @thespiceman, sorry to hear you haven't been feeling very well. How are you doing today? :)
    Scope

  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   Thank you my friend doing OK taking it easy.

    One day at a time.

    Had a bit of wake up call. Suddenly realised getting older and realised how vulnerable I am.  Only support is this forum.

    Enough said about me.

    Most of all how are you today?

    Know every one has been kind and supportive.

    @thespiceman
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    @thespiceman glad to hear you're on the road to recovery. Always here if you want to chat, just message me, anytime! i know what it feels like to be alone but you have the community to support you!

    Take care!
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @poppy123456   How are you my friend?  Thank you for support.  Understand will do this .

    I am much appreciative of every one.  

    Take care.

    @thespiceman


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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @thespiceman, I imagine a realisation like this is not pleasant. We are always around if you want to have a talk.

    I am doing well thanks. :)
    Scope

  • Deb_AlumniDeb_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 191 Pioneering
    Hi @thespiceman
    I am sorry to hear you have been unwell, and slowly you will get stronger after your bug. As you already know, as many have said it already, our community is always around to support and offer words of comfort should you need them.

    We all need a safe place and it is so comforting that you have found you get so much from our community, which you are a very large part of, we miss you as much as you miss us :)

    Take care and chat when you can.
    Debbie
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  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 817 Pioneering
    @thespiceman sorry you have been unwell. I did wonder where you were. I always enjoy reading your kind advice :) 

  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   @Deb_Scope Thank you very much for kind words and support.

    I know this forum regard as a friend a place to come to . If I need anything or need to chat or talk.

    As I have done many times over.

    My thoughts are always with others like my self. Wondering how they all cope and deal with issues today and every day.

    I hope if they ever found themselves like my self. Use this forum for a voice a friend.

    Some one to listen to.  We all need that sometimes.

    No one ever realises how illness how ever it is minor. Can effect your mental state and well being.

    Thank you once again given me the opportunity to talk how I am.

    There always be some where to discuss and debate how those of us in this situation.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Cressida   Thank you for kind words. Glad to be helpful.

    Take care.

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,644 Disability Gamechanger
    The one and only @thespiceman we have missed you! 
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Ami2301   my friend thanks very much comforting words.


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