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flashgordon Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi all, im new here and i thought i would say hi.


  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,674 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @flashgordon welcome to the community! Do you want to tell us a bit about yourself?
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  • flashgordon
    flashgordon Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Im 47 and had a Avm bleed when i was 35. I took about 4 years to recover to a stage where i felt i needed to return to some sort of limited work, i got bored! 
    I have done this with a lot of help and everything was going ok. Untill i changed from dwp to pip! They waved a magic wand and now im fully ok! Hahahaha i was refused. I need advice and lots of help as im not the most educated person. Thank you.
  • flashgordon
    flashgordon Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Should of said.
    I have permanent double vision, ankle pain. Neck pain, back pain, knee pain, both arms pain. No balance on right hand side, headaches all the time, very emotional, get tired very quickly, memory is shocking! But i hide all thos and stiĺl smile!
    Just feeling a bit cheated as the pip say im ok.
    Even my doctor has written me a letter and given me a sick note to work 20 hours a week.
    He has known me before and after the bleed and knows what sort of guy i am.  Just having a rant. Lol sorry.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,595 Scope online community team
    Hi @flashgordon and welcome to the community. Sorry to hear you didn't get the outcome you were hoping for. Will you be appealing the decision?
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  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @flashgordon and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  Sorry to hear about your PIP decision.  I hope you enjoy your time with us and if there is anything we can help you with then please just ask.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)