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Reasons to be cheerful..........

gaz1960gaz1960 Posts: 41Member Courageous
edited April 15 in Reasons to be cheerful
My arthritis in my knee is excruciating,but on the bright side it's been 12 weeks since I had a ride in the back of an ambulance to the Hospital,with a stroke/heart attack! 

(I know all the paramedics on a first name basis )!

Lol. (Oh my God,not you again)! Lol. 

There always someone worse of than yourself! 

I'm glad I'm still alive. 

Paramedics are great,Trevor and his team at Good Hope Hospital at Sutton Coldfield are great. Thanks for keeping the old ticker,ticking 

NHS might be broken,but you Guys and Gals there keep it going. 

Thank you. 

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  • wilkowilko Posts: 1,666Member Disability Gamechanger
    Hello everyone, it's people like us that keep the NHS going with all our pains and illness and weird and wonderful diagnosis that are posted. We wake to live another day claim another benefit pop a few more pills. Dispute our woes we smile have a laughter joke about, we are not happy, we are not sad but Content with our lot things we can not change we accept graciously knowing we are not alone. 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,245Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    After three years doing what I used to do in 3 months, today I finally switched on the lights in my new workshop. Still a way to go before its finished but I have a full list of students that want to learn some of the skills I have gathered through out my life. Even if I can't do the things I used to do it will be good to pass on some practical knowledge to the youngsters and feel useful again
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • GalDriverGalDriver Posts: 45Member Courageous
    "Reasons to be cheerful, part 1...2...3!" Thank you Mr. Dury  B) For me? 1. Mad sense of humour with a touch of stubbornness (yeah, ok, a lot. lol). 2. My lovely partner, Bob, and family. 3. WE'RE MOVING TO THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS NEXT YEAR ~ WOOHOOO 
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 758Member Pioneering
    After three years doing what I used to do in 3 months, today I finally switched on the lights in my new workshop. Still a way to go before its finished but I have a full list of students that want to learn some of the skills I have gathered through out my life. Even if I can't do the things I used to do it will be good to pass on some practical knowledge to the youngsters and feel useful again
    @CockneyRebel good to here your managing to do something positive. Well done.

    But remember if your having youngsters joining in your passion you must remember if these are children of a certain age you will need to look into this as I would never let my children be with anyone without first checking there's no un-just motive is going on.

    https://www.gov.uk/dbs-check-applicant-criminal-record

    Hope it works out well for you.

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    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

    PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

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    But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,245Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    LOL thanks for the advice, I have been sharing  practical skills for the last 8 years. Youngsters to me are over 21, often I get newly wed couples who want to learn basic DIY, how to change a plug or put up a shelf, do some wall papering or lay a few bricks. For some reason the practical skill are being lost as is the joy of doing something for yourself. Many of my "students" go on to better their skills once they have the basics. From teaching how to turn up a pair of trousers on a sewing machine, one young lady now makes her own clothes
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 758Member Pioneering
    @CockneyRebel always glad to help🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    I refer youngsters under 50 these days😊 No seriously I used to do be head bailiff on a fishing complex which had 6 different lakes on it, when I took on new bailiffs I had to do CRB checks back in those days as there where children fishing on the complex and as a bailiff they would be  asking kids for their ID membership which included their personal details.

    I trust no one buddy especially when my kids were young.

    I hope it all goes well for you and I wish you all the best with it.👍

    ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

    "This must not be allowed to happen"

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

    PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

    Latest update 9th May 2019

    DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

    The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

    But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

  • WaylayWaylay Posts: 837Member Pioneering
    edited April 14
  • WaylayWaylay Posts: 837Member Pioneering
    My partner made me a jewellery bench! Now to get up the motivation and the back points to do something with it ...
  • WaylayWaylay Posts: 837Member Pioneering
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,245Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Waylay said:
    My partner made me a jewellery bench! Now to get up the motivation and the back points to do something with it ...
    Making jewellery is a great hobby. There are so many things you can use and the only limit is your imagination. When my hands were steady I made gold and silver earings, necklaces and bracelets. I used semi precious stones and encapsulated wild flowers. I always fancied a go at bead work pictures but had to let that one go, beads were to small.
    I am sure you will enjoy making things, please show us some of your work when you can
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Elsey66Elsey66 Posts: 60Member Courageous
    I'm very grateful for the support I have around me, especially my mother and my children. Seeing my little ones happy and doing well in school despite how much of a burden I feel on them that makes me smile and keeps me going. They're my reason to be cheerful, I love them dearly.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 780Member Pioneering
    Today I got a interview date for a new job opportunity next week. They want me to come to their office on Monday afternoon for a tour and a quick talk. I’m excited and nervous. I’ve been a childcare provider my entire working life so far. I’m changing from actively providing childcare to someone who will be dealing with the paperwork involved. Wish me luck. 
  • gaz1960gaz1960 Posts: 41Member Courageous
    Best of luck to you for the interview.  
    :)
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 1,996Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @April2018mom, how did you get on at the tour and talk? 
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 780Member Pioneering
    The interview was short. We sat at a table in a office on the second floor of the building and talked about my strengths and weaknesses. The interviewer was a friendly person. After the interview was over, I was given a quick tour of the place. But I didn’t have to do any tests. Hopefully I’ll get the job although I’m still looking. 
  • Elsey66Elsey66 Posts: 60Member Courageous
    Good luck, hope it goes your at and you find out soon
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 1,996Administrator Scope community team
    edited May 10
    Did they give any indication as to when you might hear? When an interview is quite short it can be hard to judge how it went can't it? Best of luck!
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 2,603Administrator Scope community team
    Very best of luck @April2018mom! :)
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  • weaverweaver Posts: 69Member Courageous
    I have two  beautiful daughters who love me no matter what kind of day I am having. They always take time for me everyday. Thank you girls you are my reason to be cheerful.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 780Member Pioneering
    Update 

    I didn’t get the job.
    So I’m not sure what to do now. I’m on a waiting list for therapy because my mental health problems are coming back. On a temporary break from job hunting now. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 1,996Administrator Scope community team
    weaver said:
    I have two  beautiful daughters who love me no matter what kind of day I am having. They always take time for me everyday. Thank you girls you are my reason to be cheerful.
    That's lovely, thank you for sharing @weaver
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 1,996Administrator Scope community team
    I'm sorry to hear that @April2018mom. However, if you're struggling with your mental health at the moment then perhaps this is a blessing in disguise as it means you can focus on getting support for that first. 
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  • benjamintolmerbenjamintolmer Posts: 28Member Connected
  • GeraldGerald Posts: 213Member Pioneering
    Well my reason to be cheerful is that after 19 months of a mess with PIP I won my Tribunal and showed that Atos are know good at there job and need the sack for all the problems and putting  people through out there who is going from DLA to PIP or just going on to PIP with there bad assessments and reports as more often than not are full of BS.
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