I was always told by medical people "lose weight and that'll help your joints, your pain will reduce and your mobility will improve".
Well so far from my perspective, this is all great big fat whopping lies. My ankle (which I had operated on last July) is absolutely awful at the moment and is again keeping me awake at night. My other joints have well and truly joined in the party - a party to which I am sadly an unwanted participant.
I have another follow-up appointment 11th January for my ankle (following my op last July) and will now have to update the consultant with the facts as they are so it'll not be a positive experience for the consultant sadly.
My joints always flare in the winter so I'm not overly surprised, but what has taken me aback rather, is the intensity of the pain, stiffness and especially with my ankle the spasms of pain which are coming from deep within the joint.
However, there are a lot of people a lot worse off than myself, I remind myself of that daily and continue to count my blessings. Apologies for the moan, I don't often give in as you know.
Hope you are all as pain free as possible.
Turn a negative into a positive!