jan50ish Member Posts: 47
edited 23. Mar 2011, 13:12 in Say Hello Archive

I'm Jan and I have be looking at this site for a while so thought it was time to say hello and thanks for advice I already have read on here.

I am in my fifties have OA. I have had both hips replaced...first one went well but have had ongoing problems with the second one...had further surgery but have been left with an unstable and painful joint.

I was nursing until four years ago and had hoped to return after my surgeries but that was not to be.

So that is me and A big hello to all.


  • Poppyg1rl
    Poppyg1rl Member Posts: 1,245
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Jan,
    A warm welcome to the forum, although it's sad you had to join the arthritis brigade!
    I've recently had to give up work after 15yrs, as a self employed reg Childminder, I hope to be able to go back to it if my Psoriatic arthritis can be tamed with the concoction of meds that I'm on, but it's not looking likely, it is hard to give up your career I can identify with you.
    Hope to see you posting soon Jan, all the best Poppy X
    'grá agus solas'
    'Love and Light' translated from Irish. X
  • rugbygirl
    rugbygirl Member Posts: 691
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Jan

    Welcome to the forum. Sorry that you have had to join the brigade but as I am sure you are aware, we are a nutty bunch and we will offer help and support where ever we can.

    I have been told by my pain specialist that I have OA of the spine but i havent had the official diagnosis. I will get that on 15th March. I have been suffering with back problems constantly since August and it is only now that a diagnosis is being made. I havent been able to work since August and although I have applied for jobs, I have been turned down because of my back problems. This has made things difficult for me and I am hoping after the diagnosis and correct meds have been sorted that I can get back to work even if it is only part time.

    I hope that you are ok and that your arthur doesnt cause you too much discomfort
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Welcome from me too Jan.. Hope that the sun is shining where you are and that you are not suffering too much today... The sunshine always seems to make things that little bit more bareable than the rain eh? Lol

    Be well..

    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Jan,

    Welcome from me too..
    Look forward to seeing you around the forum..
    Hope your having an ok day today..
  • lupin15
    lupin15 Member Posts: 2,182
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Jan and welcome to the group. sorry to hear that your second hip replacement did not go well. Hope you have had a good day.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,242
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Jan

    a BIG welcome to you from me!

    I hope you enjoy the forums and get as much out of them as I do. Sorry you have not been able to return to work :sad:

    BUT plenty to do here!!


    Toni xx
  • dawn42
    dawn42 Member Posts: 16
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi jan i havent been on here long myself but all are very welcoming and offer great advice.