I've just joined and I'm feeling worried.
I am 60yrs and female with hip and knee arthritis same leg. I can cope OK most days but then when I walk a distance or do some gardening, I get terrific pain in my hip and knee. Sometimes I feel as if my knee is giving way and I'm going to fall. My knee has torn cartilage and also a self-healed ACL tear from a few years ago which both went undiagnosed at the time of the injury, and only realised from a MRI 12 months later -- basically I'd got forgotten in the NHS system.
The pain in my hip has me doubled over when it does occur. X-ray showed my femur impacted well into my hip.
My GP just gives me painkillers but can anyone tell me what future I can look forward to?
I am not able to work anymore and not able to claim benefits as my husband works but the money is the least worry I have at the moment.
My hubby works abroad for months on end and neither of us has family alive and we didn't have children. I just feel alone.
Thanks for reading.