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Living with pain

MissMc68MissMc68 Posts: 2
edited 9. Sep 2018, 03:17 in Say Hello Archive
Hello
I am pleased to have found this site quite by chance a few minutes ago.
I think it will help me
Osteoporosis osteoarthritis hernias in my back encroaching into spine. Won’t borevyou with more!

MissMc68

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  • moderatormoderator Posts: 4,082 mod
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi MissMc68 and welcome to the Arthritis Forums.

    Hopefully you may find some help on our combined websites as I seem to be a little confused from your description of your condition:

    - hernias " encroaching into spine" I read as a slipped disc.

    You may like to explore further here:
    https://www.arthritisresearchuk.org
    https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk

    Best wishes
    Brynmor
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello MissMc68 :D I'm pleased you found us too.

    I have RA and OA. My spine is relatively good - touch wood :wink:

    You will not be boring us, I assure you.

    If you've any questions they are best put on the Living With Arthritis forum but do feel free to chip in anywhere. We're a friendly bunch :D
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello, my life became much easier once being pain-free in many of my major and minor joints stopped being an issue. I have psoriatic and osteoarthritis which affects my joints and fibromyalgia which, when it is playing up, affects my muscles. If you gave me a pain-free day I wouldn't know how to make the most of it. :lol: I started back in 1997 so have plenty of practice at living with pain, it isn't easy but I'm used to it now. I take four 30/500 cocodamols per day to dull the sharper edges enough to allow me to get on.

    Constant pain is challenging, demoralising and frustrating, it makes everything so much harder doesn't it? DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • turtleturtle Posts: 30
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    Hello, my life became much easier once being pain-free in many of my major and minor joints stopped being an issue. I have psoriatic and osteoarthritis which affects my joints and fibromyalgia which, when it is playing up, affects my muscles. If you gave me a pain-free day I wouldn't know how to make the most of it. :lol: I started back in 1997 so have plenty of practice at living with pain, it isn't easy but I'm used to it now. I take four 30/500 cocodamols per day to dull the sharper edges enough to allow me to get on.

    Constant pain is challenging, demoralising and frustrating, it makes everything so much harder doesn't it? DD

    I'm confused - you said pain-free - did I read that wrong

    Yes, oh yes, the pain is so frustrating and does so make everything harder. Getting dressed can be a challenge, especially when tired. The tendons in my hands and starting to slip, too. SIgh.

    We do go forward, though. Hang in there.
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I said once being pain-free stopped, but I agree I wasn't clear enough: I blame the pain. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
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