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

gaz1960gaz1960 Posts: 52Member 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: 1,921Member 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: 5,250Community 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: 48Member 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: 846Member 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.
    ✅👀From the Labour manifesto 21st November 2019👀✅
    ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
    The Tories’ flagship social security programme, Universal Credit (UC),
    has been a catastrophe. It has pushed thousands of people into poverty, caused families to lose their homes and forced parents to visit food banks in order to feed their children.
    Labour will scrap UC. We will immediately stop moving people onto it and design an alternative system that treats people with dignity and respect. Our ambition in designing this system will be to end poverty by guaranteeing a minimum standard of living.
    Tory cuts are pushing people into rent arrears and leaving them at risk of homelessness. We will stop housing costs running away from benefits
    by scrapping the bedroom tax and increasing the Local Housing Allowance.
    Labour stands with and for disabled people. We will always challenge stigma and discrimination wherever it is found and support the right of disabled people to live independently and be treated with respect.
    We will stop the dehumanising Work Capability and PIP Assessments,
    which repeatedly and falsely find ill or disabled people fit to work, and make sure all assessments are done in-house.
    Time and again disabled people have had to fight through the courts to receive the support they are entitled to.

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,250Community 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: 846Member 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.👍
    ✅👀From the Labour manifesto 21st November 2019👀✅
    ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
    The Tories’ flagship social security programme, Universal Credit (UC),
    has been a catastrophe. It has pushed thousands of people into poverty, caused families to lose their homes and forced parents to visit food banks in order to feed their children.
    Labour will scrap UC. We will immediately stop moving people onto it and design an alternative system that treats people with dignity and respect. Our ambition in designing this system will be to end poverty by guaranteeing a minimum standard of living.
    Tory cuts are pushing people into rent arrears and leaving them at risk of homelessness. We will stop housing costs running away from benefits
    by scrapping the bedroom tax and increasing the Local Housing Allowance.
    Labour stands with and for disabled people. We will always challenge stigma and discrimination wherever it is found and support the right of disabled people to live independently and be treated with respect.
    We will stop the dehumanising Work Capability and PIP Assessments,
    which repeatedly and falsely find ill or disabled people fit to work, and make sure all assessments are done in-house.
    Time and again disabled people have had to fight through the courts to receive the support they are entitled to.

  • WaylayWaylay Posts: 875Member Pioneering
    edited April 14
  • WaylayWaylay Posts: 875Member 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: 875Member Pioneering
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,250Community 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
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,451Member - under moderation Disability Gamechanger
    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: 52Member Courageous
    Best of luck to you for the interview.  
    :)
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 4,392Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @April2018mom, how did you get on at the tour and talk? 
    Senior Online Community Officer
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,451Member - under moderation Disability Gamechanger
    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. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 4,392Administrator 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: 5,837Administrator Scope community team
    Very best of luck @April2018mom! :)
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,451Member - under moderation Disability Gamechanger
    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: 4,392Administrator 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: 4,392Administrator 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. 
    Senior Online Community Officer
    Scope
  • 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.
  • toshtosh Posts: 7Member Listener
    Reason to be cheerful 
    .... For me personally 
    Would be 'surviving such dysfunction'
    Two neurology proffesors have said I 
    Have the one of the most severe state's of chronic anxiety they have seen in many many years, one even suggests I voluntary get sectioned, 
    But still the revolving doors of pip and esa, and the upcoming lash of universal credit WHIP Sting, which is going to heap
    more stress goes on, 
    For people who may not be aware anxiety is not just mental it can physically manifest in many ways, from teeth grinding /smashing (can't have a shield made), to tense muscles permanently, clonus which causes spasticity through out
    and much more permanent effects, 
    but I'm still here, 
    wich currently makes me cheerful 
    not sure if I would say the same a few years down the line, but here's hoping 
    to be cheerful 
  • CuddleshCuddlesh Posts: 10Member Listener
    My reasons to be cheerful, the list is so long, that in  itself is that I have so much to be cheerful, most of all the improvements in my health because of the opportunities to finally have time to improve it, after all the struggles. 
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,451Member - under moderation Disability Gamechanger
    After a year of searching, I finally found a new adapted flat. We will move in 2 weeks. I’m excited. 
  • diyjoediyjoe Posts: 14Member Connected
    Not really a reason to be cheerful but it has a feelgood factor.  Just beat the local council at their own game in quoting planning laws on planning application reports that have no meaning unless you look them up, which most people don't.  I am referring to references like modern finish to an extension of a house of old character. "in accordance with local or national planning policy." 

    On looking up the policies both say, in short, consideration can be given to modern materials, but in another part it says the officer writing the report should have sympathetic and detail knowledge of the area, and suitable materials matching the house should be used on extensions. Me 1 council Nil, until the next overs?
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