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About sallym25

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  • Birthday 02/08/1963

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    Cumbernauld Scotland
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    Sewing Sudoku and gardening.


  • Biography
    49 years young, mum of two teenagers.
  • Location
    Cumbernauld, Scotland
  • Interests
    Sewing, sudoku, shopping! email sallym@hotmail.co.uk
  • Occupation
    Trainee millionaire!/ part time butchers assistant.
  • SAH/Stroke Date
    19th June 2009. clipped on 22nd

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  1. Happy Birthday Sally  xxxxx

    Win xxxxx

  2. Hello again Kerry, After my SAH the opthalmologist said I had a full left side out. After getting home and actually realising I had some vision missing I "tested" myself on a regular basis. ( over and over every day ). When I eventually got my next consultation with them I immediately told them I thought this need updated to quadrantanopia. They agreed to that as soon as the field test was over. I hope this is uplifting info for you and that yours will improve in time. I should say however that now, after having been refused my licence on my last application, I have recen
  3. That's just brilliant news Kerry. You've made me sit up and take notice. I now plan to reapply. I think I will contact a local council representative to try to have any assessments in less crowded places too. Well done you.
  4. Hi Kerry, Welcome to the forum. I too have my upper left quadrant gone. It's been almost 5 years since they took my licence from me. I was sent for a DVLA assessment which I failed miserably. I do think it was more due to cognitive issues rather than my visual loss though. That and the fact they made me do it in a city centre. I held my licence for 25 years, no accidents or points at all and I never drove in cities as they made me too nervous. I am so angry that they wouldn't let me do it elsewhere. We have two driving test centres within a 15 mile radius of our town and I fin
  5. Hi Chloe, I have replied to your pm but forgot to mention that I asked for the results. They printed an extra copy out for me. You can see all the bits you've missed just like the the opthalmology one, but you can't tell from it how the DVLA will rule it as we don't know what their requirements are. As you know, due to your loss being homonymous, one eye won't be covering for the other. Let's hope the area is small enough to meet the criteria. Good luck All fingers crossed on that day Ladies!! Sally
  6. Hi Tricia, I'm in Cumbernauld and was clipped at the Southern 4 years ago now. I haven't heard of this place but I do know that our nearest Headway centre is also In Wishaw. Perhaps they are connected. Sorry not to be of much help to you. Sally.
  7. Hi Juliette, I lost approximately 25% from my visual field in both eyes. It's been just over four years now and I still have lots of trouble managing with it. Only last week I had an 'episode'. I was on holiday and had to have four attempts at crossing a road. If my husband hadn't shouted to me each time I tried ( I did look both ways lots.. I thought ) I would possibly not be here now. People don't seem able to grasp the fact I can miss things even when I look in that direction due to the blind bit following my eye movements.
  8. Hi Bev, That would be me. you're definitely not alone, I get deja vu feelings every day. I have had this for quite some time now, but only mentioned it to my doctor a few months ago after one such episode lasted longer and resulted in me finding myself flat on my hallway floor. I do believe you posted that week saying you had a seizure on the very same day! As soon as I mentioned it to the doc he arranged for me to visit the hospital where he said I would have an EEG. When the appointmenet came round I wasn't given one but they said it's almost certainly Epilepsy. I am now on 75mg of
  9. Hi again, sorry for the delay in replying here. Had a sickness bug the last couple of days. Penny, I haven't heard of business link, but will look it up online. I did, at one time contact the 'Business Gateway' which I guess could be the scottish version of the same thing. I didn't go ahead with things then because they talked about me having to do business plans and market research! All I had planned was to advertise my sewing services and hopefully have calls flooding in. As for the Jobseekers allowance, I worry that if I were to claim that, It would imply that I'm agreed that I hav
  10. I need help here! I would love to say Well Done Gill... but.. I too have appealed against failing an assesment and ( without having the added stress of having to attend tribunal) on second thoughts, they found 'in my favour' and placed me in the WRAG group. However.. it doesn't give us any financial help and I'm really really feeling it now. 6 months later I am forcing myself to keep up with a 15 hrs a week job, running a household with two attitude fuelled teenagers ( neither of whom are earning ) and trying (quite unsuccessfully) to find motivation and energy to stay positive! I
  11. Hello everyone, Just thought I should update you all on the benefit 'fight'. I gave in! They did agree I have "limited capabilities for work". However they put me in the 'wrag' group. No money for me then. That was approx 6 months ago. So why have I never heard anything about any work related activity? I have had NO correspondence at all from them since. As the money had been stopped since April and the furniture shop was closed I was feeling the pinch big style! I Did enquire about appeal and managed to up the butchers shifts from 10 hrs a week to 15. However, when I approached the
  12. Hi Mary, This thread will hopefully help me out too. I have lost the upper left quadrant of the visual lfield in both my eyes. Three years down the line, I still query whether my moments of confusion are down to cognitive difficulties or just because " I didn't see that!". I often wonder if I am still in denial there. I am very very lucky in the fact that I rarely have any head pain. Reading is often difficult and I know the vision I do have is quite bad. I also have glasses for reading, distance and intermediate also. It's a nightmare having so many and I spend much of my
  13. What a Perfect situation that would be! Is there someone we can approach to gather information and campaign for this ? Ps.. I nominate Penny, Michelle, Lynne and Daffodil to be the BTG commitee if there's a fight to make this happen! pps, my attempt to quote Michelle did not work out to plan. I will ask the children to show me how to do that.
  14. Carl, Thank you for posting this Poll for us. I am still not driving after 3 YEARS:frown:. Tha DVLA insist I should do my assessment in the city centre. Edinburgh or Glasgow are my only two options. Although I do agree these assessmants are neccessary, during the 22 years I held my licence I avoided driving in such places due to the discomfort and nervousness I felt on unfamiliar and overcrowded roads. I am curious to know how many others out there (with or without the added stresses of SAH) do exactly that. Do the DVLA not understand that Joe Public will not likely do so
  15. [ Fortunately for me the Co here are aware of the problems this causes & are doing telephone appointments where necessary. Sorry if I'm being stupid Gill, but can you explain who the "Co" are? Thanks Sally x
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