Hi there, thought I would say hello to one and all.
I have osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis, osteophytes, radiculopathy (which is a damned painful thing), degeneration of lumbar spine, similar to both knees, left being the worst, with peripheral neuropathy. Pain is part and parcel of daiy life, even with enough pain killers to floor a horse. I also have chronic heart disease with unstable angina, long term anxiety and depression so, as you can imagine, things are a little slow going :roll:
I am in the throws of asking for a review with the DLA to increase my care component, the whole process freaks me out completely. This is the third time I have asked. I aleady receive the higher mobility, as walking is very difficult and I stumble too many time to count and falling is a constant fear. Legs/knees giving out, can be a tad embarassing when you are out. Apart from that, my brain is functioning, I hope :? I am sure the forum is a great help and I will certainly read as many posts as I can and offer any support I can.
XX Aidan (still known as Bubbles).