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crookedlobster
crookedlobster Member Posts: 14
edited 6. Feb 2013, 14:08 in Say Hello Archive
A hello section.. Goodo.


Hi there all,

I am a 38 year old chap, and have had Spinal Arthritis for a few years.

Annoying, but there you go.


I thought i would join here to find out more about my condition (doctor just gives me more solpadol and tramadol and lets me get on with it)

I am keen to know other's experiences and the like.

I work as a movement and physical theatre teacher and practitioner, but I find things hurt more these days. I am generally upbeat about the future.


crookedlobster (new chap)

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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello crookedlobster (great name) it's nice to meet you and I hope we can be a source of help, information and support. I have psoriatic arthritis and the joint damage that has caused has led to osteo in both ankles, both knees and (as I learned last Monday) my right hip. Bummer.

    I am nursing a poorly husband at the moment and have to go and do lunch but please have a look around the forum to get some idea of what happens where. Your job sounds interesting! I'll be back later and I hope to see your wonderful name here and there around the forum - just jump in on any conversation that takes your fancy. I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • crookedlobster
    crookedlobster Member Posts: 14
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you DD,

    My job is rather fantastic, specifically I choroeograph fights (swords and punch-ups) for stage and screen and teach actors how to be safe doing it, but I do less performing these days as it gets a bit painful.

    I will certainly have a nose around the forum (I am interested in what people do to keep fit and finding out more about hypermobility and arthritis)


    Huzzah!


    CL (got a nice warm welcome, puts slippers on)
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello ans welcome from me crookedlobster
    You have come to the right place for information, anything you want to ask just put it in LWA,sorry if you already knew that but I remember when I first joined.. :?
    I do hope to see you posting more very soon x
    Love
    Barbara
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Cor! That indeed sounds fantastic and also great fun. If you are allowed to name names I would like to know who was a quick learner and who scared the pants off you because they were so rubbish! I'm self-employed as a tutor for dyslexics, I love my work but find I am able to do less and less with each passsing year. What form of spinal arthritis do you have? Is it AS? There are meds which can be taken, are you seeing a rheumatologist? Shall I stop asking questions? :wink:

    I hope you have a good week-end lined up, we do as it's the first of the Six Nations and that means beer. :D My husband had his rancid appendix removed last Friday night and as a result doesn't fancy beer which means all the more for me. 8) Take care. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • LignumVitae
    LignumVitae Member Posts: 1,972
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hey CL,

    Love the name! I have hypermobility and arthritis, the hypermobility stood me in good stead as a kid because I danced lots but when I stopped dancing it became an issue with repeated dislocating knees throughout my teenage years.
    I have inflammatory arthritis, it didn't make itself known til I was 21 and my first rheumatologist helpfully put all my symptoms down to hypermobility. It was only when I went to see a hypermobility specialist that I got a more sensible diagnosis (because he could see it wasn't just that cos he actually understood it) and I started on the road to finding the right meds for me. I did that eventually.
    I tend to just walk lots for exercise these days but I did do a course of hydrotherapy which was wonderful and got my joints back in line, I could feel my dancing kind of helping as well as I had learnt to be aware of where my body was when dancing and lost that when things got inflamed and sore. It hasn't stopped things getting inflamed and sore but it has really helped me deal with things and fall less!! I do swim sometimes and I occasionally rock climb when everything is as perfect as possible. I tried Tai Chi but it wasn't for me, being fixed in one position and stuff hurt lots.
    Anyway, welcome from me and do make yourself at home with those slippers, maybe get a pipe smoking too! I would love a lesson in fight scenes, it sounds wonderful and fascinating!
    LV xx
    Hey little fighter, things will get brighter
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,640
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Lovely to meet you crookedlobster and to welcome you to our forums :)

    Please do come on in and join in! We are a bit short of males, tending to be top heavy with my own gender.

    I am so glad to hear you are generally upbeat...best way to be :wink:

    I look forward to seing you posting.

    Love

    Toni x
  • crookedlobster
    crookedlobster Member Posts: 14
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks all for the welcome.

    Humbled.

    @LV, I do find it best to be up and active, but sometimes I find the simplest things cause the most pain at times, I am not shy about doing a running diving forward roll but bending down to get the milk out of the fridge can sometimes cause some shocking amounts of pain, as can breathing in too deeply.

    I used to run, alas no more.

    I will dance again though. Determined.



    CL (can still boogie when required)