Hi, My name is Mike and I live in the New Forest in Hampshire.
My osteo arthritis started around 15 years ago in my knees anD has subsequently developed in my hips, back, shoulders and elbows. Added to this I have neuropathy in both feet courtesy of diabetes. I had to retire from work earlier this year due to the pain associated with the conditions.
I am now a house husband as my wife works f/t so life revolves around school runs , ironing, shopping, cooking etc, I also play a variety of stringed instruments and occasionally perform, thankfully the fingers still go where they are supposed to and are not unduly painful, unlike the rest of all of my joints.
I am hoping to find hints and tips for dealing with pain as it gets in the way of so much anD gets me down.
So, that’s me!