Cervical spondylosis and hip/back pain

System Administrator Posts: 41
edited 17. Apr 2020, 15:07 in Living with arthritis
Hi Twirl58, I've moved your post here, I think this is the best place for it. Yvonne xx


  • Twirl58
    Twirl58 Member Posts: 19

    Morning all, hope everyone is as well as they can be during the lockdown.

    I have had cervical spondylosis for 30 years and have had hip and back problems for the last 10 years as well.As if that wasn't enough I also have high blood pressure and an underactive thyroid.

    The week before the lockdown started my GP referred me for a hip replacement that I guess is on hold now

    Owing to my husbands age and my under lying conditions we have been in full lockdown since 17th March

  • YvonneH
    YvonneH Member Posts: 1,076
    edited 17. Apr 2020, 15:18

    Hi Twirl 58,

    That's a great sounding username - are you thinking of doing a twirl to keep your spirits up or having a tasty snack? Or both! It's great to have the chance to chat with you, welcome to the online community - your community now, where you can post anywhere you feel comfortable.

    You have accumulated a few different health issues, this is the link to our information about hip and back pain because there are really useful exercises there which will help tide you over until your operation, and really help your recovery post op.

    I had a new knee recently and the exercises I did before really speeded up my recovery (the exercises are the same pre and post op)

    How are you managing the lockdown, if you have any store cupboard recipes or hints and tips to cheery survival do share them. Here's the link to the recipe discussion https://community.versusarthritis.org/discussion/51557/store-cupboard

    Take care

    Yvonne x

  • Twirl58
    Twirl58 Member Posts: 19
    Thanks for the welcome Yvonne.
    I think that I was born for the lockdown, we don't socialise much anyway so at least have a valid reason now.
    I think that I am the wrong person to ask about recipes - can cook won't cook applies to me. Fish finger sandwiches do us well.
    Thank you for the link, will certainly have a look.
    I am glad that you had a good recovery.
    Stay safe,