Hiya, bit about me, I'm Liesa (as in Lisa) im 50 years old, been very happily married to my lovely husband Steve for 31 years. we have 6 children 2 boys Derek aged 30 and Russ aged 27, (Russ still lives at home and helps me loads) 4 girls Kerrie aged 29, Kirsty aged 25 Terri shes 22 and Lauren still at home is 15 1/2, we have 2 great danes Diesel almost 4 years a fawn colour male and Maci a merle girl aged 1 year, we have mollie the tortishell cat and Billy the budgie and tropical fish....
we have lived in Brighton (south east coast UK) all our lives
i was diagnosed very quickly 25 years ago with Palindromic Rhuematism, which has changed to Rheumatoid arthritis although i'm still puzzled between RA and OA, i had a total knee replacement 4 years ago ths month and have been in more pain ever since, its now classed as a failed TKR, when a review was mentioned i opted for no one doing anymore to my knee as i couldnt go backwards with the pain so i suffer with that along with all my joints playing up,
I have been under the care of Kings college hospital in London for a gastric bypass to be performed sometime in the not so distant future, this should help ease the pain in my joints as im classed as 'morbidly obese' nasty word, when i last saw my rhuematologist he told me the bone scan he ordered last september showed early degenarative arthritis in both hips, and kept saying over and over again 'a gastric bypass will help' which has upset me as im not 100% sure of this op, i ended up leaving in tears and when i went to renew my DLA my care component was stopped altho mobility part still in place, the letter said it was due to the report fom my rhuematologist and what i had said on the form, and took me 3 days to fill in...
anyways think thats enough about me, i expect ur all asleep now? hope not xxx
Hello from me xx
love and hugs