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fultonfulton Posts: 88
edited 25. Sep 2014, 15:24 in Say Hello Archive
Over the past few years I've been on an emotional and painful rollercoster thanks to ostreoarthritis in my foot! I had an operation last may fusing several bones together and removing some dead bone. After a check with the doctor I had the great news that I don't have any ostreoarthritis and the operation went well! I will be having the metal work removed in the near future! I would like to thank everyone at arthritis care for their understanding and support!
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  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,866
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello fulton
    Its good to hear from you again...I am so very pleased for you..and I do wish you well for the future..I hope this doesn't mean you are leaving us...I for one would love to know how you are getting on from time to time..you take of yourself..xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • fultonfulton Posts: 88
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm not going to leave, in going to try and help support people if I can. I know I felt like a condemed man when I found out I had ostreoarthritis now I feel alive and eager to start training and running!
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,866
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good for you...a new lease of life...must say the forum is a bit quiet at the min...I think people are just about to come out of hibernation... :lol: I look forward to your post..x
    Love
    Barbara
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,028 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh well-done Fulton

    This is fantastic news :)

    All of us are pleased if we helped in any small way.

    I am extra pleased to hear you will be popping by to help other people who are in the position you were in
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • fultonfulton Posts: 88
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Toni all of you have been a great comfort to me. My good news was cut short as ive been told I know have RA in my good foot and also i have hammer toe, which looks really painful, and im not really looking forward to it.
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,028 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Fulton I am sorry :(

    Well the good news is at least the support is here for you as you know

    Love

    Toni xxx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • fultonfulton Posts: 88
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Now I think my hands are effected too! Stiff and painful at times!
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm sorry your arthritis seems to have spread, fulton, but, unfortunately, that is what it usually does, I'm afraid. I'm a bit confused as you mention both OA and RA and I can't remember :oops: Is it both? Are you seeing a rheumatologist for the RA?
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • fultonfulton Posts: 88
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I had an op to get rid if oa and now I've got RA! I think my hands are effected because I get pain in them and they are. Very stiff at the moment if I don't do anything with them.
  • fultonfulton Posts: 88
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm on the waiting list for a rhematologyst
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ah, I see. That's unfortunate. Most of us end up with OA as a result of our RA. As there's no connection the other way round, you've been very unfortunate to end up with both if, indeed, that's the problem with your hands. Are you taking anti-inflammatories? They should help while you're waiting for your appointment.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • fultonfulton Posts: 88
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I am
  • fultonfulton Posts: 88
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Seen the rheumatologist today, feeling confused! Had blood test, urine tests and X-rays, just got to wait for the results now!
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Why are you feeling confused?
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • fultonfulton Posts: 88
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    She said she doesn't think I have RA, even though another surgeon said I did, so don't know what to think!
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    She might think you don't have RA but do have another auto-immune form of arthritis. The treatment is much the same whichever auto-immune form. When are you likely to hear the outcome?
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • fultonfulton Posts: 88
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    im not really sure i see her again 6 months
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    So she's not signed you off. That suggests she feels there's something auto-immune going on even if it's not been pinpointed yet.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • fultonfulton Posts: 88
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I know I got something I get pain most days
  • fultonfulton Posts: 88
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Had results back from rheumatologist, negative on all but one of my tests and I have an inflammatory desease but I won't find out what it is until August!
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    There are around 200 forms of auto-immune inflammatory arthritis, it can take time to accurately diagnose what's what. In my case it took years. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • fultonfulton Posts: 88
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Makes me feel like giving up on the doctors
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    If you are as laconic with them as you are in your posts I expect they feel similarly. We all get fed up from time to time with the whole malarkey of meds and doctors but they are trying to help us, and for them to do so we have help them. They need to be told everything, no matter how irrelevant it may appear to us, so they get the best over-all picture of us that they can. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • fultonfulton Posts: 88
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Osteoarthritis in me back and neck, started physio yesterday, feel like I've done 12 rounds with Mike Tyson. Hopefully it will help.
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I hope it does. Things usually feel worse with physio before they feel better but, with perseverance, they do feel better in time. Good luck!
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
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