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LolaCrayolaLolaCrayola Posts: 152
edited 8. Oct 2011, 15:31 in Say Hello Archive
Hello, after a year of chronic pain I have been told I have cervical spondylosis. I am currently off sick and have been for a month. I have a specialist appointment soon. This seems one of the few places with an active community. I think I am going to have to resign from my job as it is so physical. Hello, hope I will make some friends here.


  • elnafinnelnafinn Posts: 8,043
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Lola

    Love your user name especially as my 3 year old grandaughter is called Lola. :grin: Welcome to the forum, you are right this is an active forum and many of us stay, weeks, months and years as it is such a great, friendly, helpful little community we have here. It can get addictive, just a warning! :lol:

    I am sorry to read that you have CS and have been off work for a month. It sucks at times, doesn't it? We all help, support each other as best we can and it really does help to be able to chat with people in a similar situation as oneself. It is also a place to have a rant, knowing that we will understand whereas people who do not suffer with arthritis, often have no idea of what to say/say things that are unhelpful and upsetting.

    Do join us on the different zones and make yourself at home, look foward to seeing you posting more,

    Elna x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
  • cacyhicacyhi Posts: 150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Lola

    I joined the Forum last week and have found the community so supportive and friendly from the off! I came across the forum by accident through an internet search. I am sure if there are other people with your condition on the forum they will contact you. Meanwhile, all the best.

    (A good piece of advice I have noted from forum members is before you go to an appointment - write down all your questions and queries so you dont forget to ask some in the flow of the appointment - you can then check at the end before you leave!)
    CAROL (Cacyhi)
  • traluvietraluvie Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Lola..

    Nice to meet you and welcome to the forum..
    I am not familar with AS.. I have inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis.
    I know there are a few people who do have AS i am sure they will be along soon to offer you some support,,
    Take care and look forward to seeing you around
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