Hi newby here. Since I have just been recently diagnosed with Arthitis after suffering months of pain (left knee and right knee with the on start of pain). I have had to give up some of my activities that I so enjoy at the moment - riding my horse, Zumba and swimming. The annoying thing is that I could run a little, walk everywhere as now it takes me longer to walk so reliant on the bus services and my Chauffer (husband). currently going to physio every week such a lovely group of nursing staff and they have suggested at some point hydrotherapy too. As for work, I am expected to continue keeping up with the work to which I am struggling with btw I am in a very good union, they have no light duties so we shall see what happens there. Their philosophy on this is 'you have arthritis like with millions of others deal with it' so no support there then!!!! Feel so let down with them as a major corporate company and so frustrating. I have pain every day and tried very sort of cream to rub in, pain killers have little effect due to other medication that I have to take so limited on the dosage. Everyday is a struggle but have support from my close family and some wonderful friends so to take my mind of the things my hubby bought me a fantastic camera as I love photography too so I can tootle out to take piccies. I can get very angry and frustrated with the pain I am in as everything is so slower for me now sorry for ranting on.