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Lou1961
Lou1961 Member Posts: 3
edited 21. Aug 2016, 07:30 in Say Hello Archive
Hello! My name is Linda and I have suffered from Osteoarthritis since my twenties. I'm 55 now and have managed my condition reasonably well until about 10 years ago. Just found out I have end stage in 3 compartments of my left knee and may need a replacement. Hope to get and give hope and comfort and advice where possible to fellow arthritics!
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars
Khalil Gibran

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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 3,635
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Welcome Linda, lovely to meet you :P

    You will find lots of friends here, advice from people used to living with arthritis in its many forms and humour too!

    Here's a link to an AC booklet on surgery you might find helpful
    https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis/resources/224-surgery-and-arthritis

    Take care
    Mod Yvonne x
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Linda and welcome to the forum.

    You certainly have managed your arthritis well if you've had it for so long and only now heading towards a knee replacement. There are quite a few of us on here with new knees and / or hips so fire away if you've any questions – but better on the Living With Arthritis forum as more people look on there.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello, I too have OA in both knees, both ankles and some other useful places. I know from reading on here that if one is granted a new knee (and does all the right things post-surgery) it can bring about a new lease of life so I hope that if you hit the jackpot with a new joint the same will apply to you. Good luck! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    hello Lou1961 and a warm welcome form me..just jump in anywhere you want...we all like to support one another and there is lots of info to be had on the forum..x
    Love
    Barbara
  • Lou1961
    Lou1961 Member Posts: 3
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi All

    Thank you for the lovely welcome and the information, which is so helpful. It is so great to talk with people who know so well what you're going through - the ups and the downs. I shall indeed look at the Living with arthritis forum. Hopefully see you all there! :|
    Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars
    Khalil Gibran