I am new and have just been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, hyper mobility and fibromyalgia. I suspected OA but was a bit shocked after MRIs to find that I have multilevel OA in my spine as well as knees, hips, feet, wrists and hands. But my elbows are ok at the moment lol
As you know the pain gets you down but my main problem is that I'm too hard on myself. I don't ask for help, work through the pain and depression, saying " I'm ok" when I'm not. I work full time and am on my own except for my lovely pets :running_dog: who keep me going. But I think the time has come to try and accept things, get some advice etc.
So hopefully by being part of this lovely community, I'll get there
Keep warm, hugs xxx