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Hi I'm Lynne

linlin01 Member Posts: 38 Courageous
Hello, I'm new to Scope so I thought I'd introduce myself.  My name is Lynne and  I've had all over muscular chronic pain, stiffness and weakness for around 13 years.  I find it difficult to lift or grasp things with my hands, and I can't walk very far, or bend to reach the floor.  

Last diagnosis I had was Chronic Pain Syndrome with a brief  'we don't know everything' from the consultant.  It's a bit of a mystery.

I try and look on the bright side and to enjoy life as much as I can.  At the moment my new kettle is making me very happy  :) Thought you might like to see it.  It looks like a trendy robot space helmet and just tips at the nudge of a finger.  You can take it off the cradle if you can/want, but I fill it at the top by pressing the white button to open the lid then pouring in water from a small jug.  The button does not need much pressure either:


  • Cressida
    Cressida Member Posts: 945 Pioneering
    edited September 2019
    @linlin01 those kettles are great aren't they? I've just attended a 6 week course relating to inflammatory disease and they had one of those in the kitchen! Very space age :) Welcome to this friendly forum. I'm quite new here myself. 

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,178

    Scope community team

    Hello @linlin01 and welcome to the community. We have our own chronic pain advisor here, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

    Love the kettle and I hope to see you around!
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  • Connie00
    Connie00 Member Posts: 252 Pioneering

    My Name is Connie00


    I am one off the community Champion’s here at Scope.  it’s really nice to meet you.

    A very warm welcome to the Community. I trust you are having a good day today

    I myself suffer with Asthma Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, CFS and FND, (functional neurological disorder) and a lung disorder which completely fails me when I have an asthma attack. so I understand what Chronic pain is like.

    So, I live most of my days in pain, I can relate to where you are coming from, sometimes it gets the better of me, and sometimes I’m not sure which one is playing up more, difficult to know, so I really have empathy for you.

    but as Adrian_Scope mentioned we do have  chronic pain advisor here so if you need to chat to someone you can either press the link which I think will help you not feel alone, or chat to me or any other members on this forum 


    if we can be of any further help please let us know.

    Have a good day

  • emmarenshaw
    emmarenshaw Member Posts: 711 Pioneering
    Hello @linlin I’m Emma, one of the Community Champions. A warm welcome to the community.
  • brydiedwards
    brydiedwards Member Posts: 31 Courageous
    [email protected]! Welcome to the Scope community :). An element of my condition is that I have very short limbs and weak arm joints so lifting a full kettle has always been a struggle and leads to subluxed elbows... This kettle is genius! Thank you for sharing.
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @linlin01

    Good Afternoon & Welcome to our “Online Community”

    Yes I am also one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    I have got “Chronic Pain 24/7.

    This reared it’s “ugly head” in 2005 following “Radiation Treatment”
    on my “Brain/Neck”

    No I have not been given any indication on what is causing the “Chronic Pain” 

    Please Please come back to me if you have any problems!!!!!


  • linlin01
    linlin01 Member Posts: 38 Courageous
    Thanks for your kind replies everyone, you've made me feel very welcome  :)
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 2,948

    Scope community team

    Hi @linlin01
    Great to have you join the community. I think I have kettle envy!
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  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @linlin01 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thanks for sharing with us.  I love the kettle!  It is lovely and so glad it helps you.  I look forward to seeing you on the Community and hope you enjoy your time with us.  If there is anything we can help/support you with then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @linlin01, it's great to have you with us!