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I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoporosis,. Hypothyroidism, Raynauds syndrome...

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Bridgetk
Bridgetk Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I am 45 years old. I have 6 children aged 18...16...14...12...10. I also have a little boy Daniel who grew his wings at 24 weeks..he is my guardian angel. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoporosis,.  Hypothyroidism .. Raynauds syndrome, and Crhons when i was 35! My mobility is getting worse despite all the medication i take every day. Some days i am wheelchair bound and i cant even put my own socks on....or a hairband in my hair. I love to enter competitions in the magazine's or anywhere i find them. But i am having trouble holding a pen most days now and i hate it! My children are wonderful they are my gift...and i treasure them with my whole heart. Sorry this is such a long introduction but i am so looking forward to meeting all of you! Bridget ❤
 



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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Bridgetk welcome to the community! I have Raynauds too, I was also obsessed with magazine competitions but sadly can no longer to them due to my central vision loss and I cannot read the small writing. Let us know if we can help you with anything :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,776 Pioneering
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    Hi @Bridgetk welcome to the community. Thank you for sharing this with us. 

    How are you doing today?

    No worries at all, we love hearing about our members stories. You may find our dealing with chronic pain discussions and our physical/mobility impairments discussions useful. Please let us know if you have any questions. ;)
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2019
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    Welcome to the community @Bridgetk

    There are quite a few aids you can get to help with gripping things like pens, I cant recommend a particular one but if you do a search for aid to gripping pens there are lots of results.

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