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I am looking to socialise more

lozzyhollandlozzyholland Posts: 8Member Listener
edited April 11 in Neurological conditions
Hello. I am looking to socialise more. I have Joubert syndrome and I struggle with getting out. And I always feel bad to let people down. 

I am married and have 2 children but I find it very hard. I like dancing but my balance means I can’t do it very well. I am learning how to use a sewing machine but I’m struggling. 

Hope to go talk to someone soon

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,812Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lozzyholland welcome to the community! Sorry to hear you are struggling, would you like to tell us a bit more about Joubert Syndrome?
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • lozzyhollandlozzyholland Posts: 8Member Listener
    @Ami2301 joubert syndrome is a genetic condition that has many symptoms. I only have a mild case. it affects my balance, coordination, I have learning difficulties, hypotonia, ataxia, muscle twitches and I get facial seizures but its not too bad. i also have bladder and bowel issues and have to self catheterise to urinate. 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,812Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    I have Ataxia too, it can be very challenging to live with!
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • lozzyhollandlozzyholland Posts: 8Member Listener
    yes I know some days are okay and others I do the bare minimum, my children are very good with me. my 7 year old helps walk with me and gets things if I need him to, my 3 year old can be helpful sometimes but she doesn't really understand yet.  it feels awful to think that my children are helping me when it should be the other way round but I try to do what I can and ask my husband to help but he has to go to work, he has just changed his job to a night shift so he can be around during the day a little more
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,812Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    I still have days where I feel bad because I can't do anything for myself anymore - physically. It is really tough trying to accept that we need help now. Do you have friends and family who can help out?
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • lozzyhollandlozzyholland Posts: 8Member Listener
    my mum is around but my husbands family fell out with us because we was fostering her other granddaughter but because of my problems worsening we had to stop it cos I was struggling with 3 children all a very young age. but they have been very nasty and not understanding. and said some nasty things about me and my own children. it made me feel awful I loved that little girl but I couldn't do it anymore and my husband didn't want to risk losing all the children.
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,812Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry to hear that @lozzyholland :( 
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,732Administrator Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @lozzyholland :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 5,395Community champion Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @lozzyholland   Pleased to meet you welcome.  Thank you for sharing.

    Sorry to hear that you been having some issues and problems. You have come to the right place for support, information and most of all friendship.

    I am one of the team of community champions who guide, advise and help new members who have joined the forum.

    I have the support group of the Joubert Syndrome UK. 

    https://www.joubertsyndrome.org.uk.

    [email protected]

    I know there is a lot on line about the condition.

    I myself have a genetic condition and know finding support and information about how any condition effects you.

    I hope and do understand. We as a community can be supportive and are ready anytime to listen.

    Have you contacted Genetics UK . Could be some more additional support and guidance.

    Helpline 0800 987 8987.

    Please if we can help with anything please ask.

    We are friendly.

    Pleasure to meet you.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman

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