Thought I'd give the forum a go as thought it might help by chatting to people in similar situations.
I'm 44, with advanced oa in hips, feeling a bit fed up today as the couple of steps I did take outside today resulted in a slip, luckily I didn't fall fully but have managed to increase the pain in my hips.
Had a bit of a day of it as I've been informed I have some impingement which apparrently is contributing to my horrendous pain. Is it just me or do you cope better with it some days and others it just seems to get you down. Anyway result of that was I'm know being referred on to an ortho surgeon.
Also had a meeting with a lovely lady from DIAL, to help me appeal against a decision to refuse me DLA.
Seem to have been off work on the sick for ages and wish I could go back, but know that I wouldn't manage. Worried about what will happen on this front!
On regular meds, celebrex dihydrocodine paracetamol and tramadol, do physio at home daily and go to hydro each week. My life seems to be totally taken over by oa!
Have read quite a few diff posts on forum, and everyone seems so friendly and helpful.