Hi, my name is Blossomlady73!

Blossomlady73 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, I am a mum of 3 girls, 2 grown up and left home, youngest one is 10 this year and is autistic. I have osteoarthritis now in both knees, no cartilage in right knee and a bone spur on same knee.. I have asthma, and I suffer from bad back and shoulder pain more often these days, I also have sciatica and suffer venous oedema and arthritis in my hands. Is anyone similar? 


  • Abdi_Scope
    Abdi_Scope Scope Membership Team Posts: 276 Empowering

    Hi @blossomlady73 - thank you for sharing your experience and taking the step to reach out. We have pages which are grouped under particular subject headings - you may find useful advice and posts here https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/learning-disabilities-and-autism and https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-a-chronic-pain-adviser

    Thanks for being part of our Community.

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,156 Championing
    Hi @Blossomlady73 - Welcome to the community, which I'm sure you'll find both friendly & supportive. I have an understanding of some of your problems, as I have generalised osteoarthrosis. This because of having overuse of hypermobile joints due to a genetic disorder.
    As Abdi suggests, please have a look around at the information here, & also join in if you wish with any discussions. Please also chat here any time, or say if you have any other queries, as there is usually someone who can help/advise. :)
  • Ails
    Ails Community member Posts: 2,240 Championing
    Hi @Blossomlady73 and welcome to the Community.  How are you today?  It's nice to meet you.  I hope you will enjoy being part of our forum as there are lovely people on here.  We all support each other so please feel free to chat to us anytime as there will always be someone on here to listen/chat to.  If we can be of any help/support to you at all then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smile:
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,528 Championing
    Hi @Blossomlady73, just wanted to check in to see how you were doing.. :)