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Hi, my name is Hollypop!

Hollypop Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hello, I'm new here, rather shy and not the greatest talker, but I'm glad to be here. :smile:


  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Hollypop

    Good Evening & Welcome it’s great to meet you today ??

    “Please Please” don’t be “Shy” as we are a good “bunch”

    I am one off the “Community Champion’s”

    So please please let me know if you require any help/advice?????
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,115

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  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @Hollypop

    Welcome to our community, we happy you have joined us. Please do let us know how we can support you. :) 
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Hollypop welcome to the community! Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself? :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • JayJay123
    JayJay123 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi @Hollypop from another newbie! :)
  • parksy
    parksy Member Posts: 19 Listener
    Hello, that's what I call my daughter
  • Hollypop
    Hollypop Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you all for such a warm welcome! It has made it much easier to come on here and see whats going on. 
    I have had fibromyalgia for about 8 years now, I think it got a grip not long after my husband died ten years ago. I work as a lab technician in a school which I love as I have always been bit of a nerd lol! But it looks like I am about to be retired through ill health because of my condition, I can not do my job anymore sadly, I'm lucky work have been very good to me, but I will miss my job for sure. The frustration of being an independent woman to being one that has to walk slowly with a stick and cant manage physical work is overwhelming and devastating. What gets me most though is that I cant walk my beloved rescue dogs anymore, my son has to do it for me. 
    Hollypop is the nickname I use for my doggo Holly! :smile:

  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Hollypop :)

    Im so sorry to hear you are unable to do your job any more, that must be so tough on you.  I understand about walking the dogs too, I have a chronic illness and I have been unable to walk my dogs since June and it devastates me.  We always have a Christmas day dog walk and I feel so sad that I wont be able to do it this year.
    Senior online community officer
  • blue_zebra
    blue_zebra Member Posts: 74 Connected
    Hi there @Hollypop,

    Wishing you a warm welcome his holiday, happy to help should you need assistance. 

    Hope you are enjoying the festivities and have a lovely new year. 

    Kind regards 


    ?  @blue_zebra ?
    Community Champion 


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