Hi I'm new today
Hi everyone .I was diagnosed with moderate to severe osteoarthritis of the right knee a year ago and like all of you have struggled . I am a full time teacher so am on my feet a lot and whilst I feel some allowances have been made I don't think most appreciate what a struggle it is. Most painkillers do not even touch the pain (8 full strength cocodamol and 2 naproxen a day) so it's generally grit my teeth time and get on with it. The thing I hate most is how it limits my life .my poor husband is brilliant he does so much and we can't go out for walks or anywhere I have to walk for long. I long to wander round shops or anywhere for that matter and our lives are planned totally around me. It can be so depressing at times. Being on these forums I hope will help with support from you all and advice.