KimT_555 Member Posts: 1
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:05 in Living with arthritis

Just a quick thanku for having me here , I do have arthritis in the bottom of my wrist/thumb, and the bottom of my spine ... my spine just aches but my wrist needs injections so that I can work , I am a domestic in a nursing home , but have stayed away because I have bad asthma and need inhalers etc , any way hello , I hope to learn how to make my way round this oh I’m just in my 60’s xx Kim


  • Ellen
    Ellen Moderator Posts: 1,656

    Hello KimT_555

    Welcome to the Versus Arthritis online Community on behalf of myself and the Moderating Team.

    You sound as though you have a lot going on and a physical job to boot.

    I take it you have had injections in your wrist before or were waiting for one before the COVID outbreak? I can quite understand you avoiding the nursing home at the moment having asthma.

    Do just have a look around the forum and join in wherever you wish our members are very supportive, experienced and kind.

    Best wishes


  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520

    Hello, I have psoriatic and osteo arthritis all over the shop and have had for years. Both wrists have OA and all my fingers are PsA-affected but so far no joint deformities which is a blessing. Only one steroid injection gave the relief of which they are capable, that was years ago into my right ankle, but being an old hand at juggling life with pain I don't have them any more because of their effect on all my body tissues.

    I take both a preventer and reliever inhaler and have upped the dose of the preventer since covid took off. I have been shielding since the second week of March as the meds for the psoriatic suppress my immune system and am fortunate enough to be retired: the arthritis finished me off after seventeen years of running my own business. DD

    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben