Morning everyone, I've just joined on here today and thought I'd introduce myself. I have OA in my spine and my disks have had it! I'm 40 years old. It's taken my doctor nearly a year to diagnose this as I live in an area rife with people taking advantage of the system, but I'm not one of them! I work full time and plan to do so for as long as I'm breathing! From the other posts I've looked at I'm pretty similar, pain levels vary and walking any kind of distance is a slow painful process. I'm looking around to find as many ways as I can to keep going (in fighting mood atm) it seems I'm one of the lucky ones I have an incredible fella who nags and moans at me and looks after me all the time we're together (we don't live together) and two kids (boys) 17 and 14 who are pretty good at helping their mum out most of the time.
My body may be falling apart but the mind is active and happy.
I've joined hear to find people who understand the pain, and the day to day fight, to help through the tough bits and to do the same for others, and to get ideas for getting through each day.
Thanks for reading my story