cmacleod1966 Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:05 in Living with arthritis
Hi my name is Cathy and have been diagnosed with severe arthritis in my knees and I didn’t realise how much it would impact my life. I have always worked in hospitality, managing hotels and the joys of endless hours waitressing in high heels. Now the thought of wearing heels are enough to make me cry, the pain everyday of trying to walk never mind do my job properly means I now also suffer from depression. Now due to talking naproxen for a long time I have been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer after being rushed into hospital in February. I really never thought I would feel this sore and am looking forward to getting some tips on how to deal better with everyday life


  • chrisb
    chrisb Moderator Posts: 691
    edited 3. May 2020, 12:51

    Hi @cmacleod1966 (Cathy) and welcome to the Versus Arthritis forum.

    I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis, how it’s changed your life and the associated implications for you. My son works in hospitality and is forever on the move so I can to some extent appreciate understand your frustrations.

    This link to our main website may have some useful information for you https://www.versusarthritis.org/search?query=knee+arthritis

    If you feel the need to speak with someone then you can call our free Helpline on 0800 5200 520, or email helpline@versusarthritis.org (Mon - Fri 9:00am – 8:00pm).

    I hope that joining the forum provides some useful input from other members who share similar symptoms.

    Best Wishes

    ChrisB (moderator)

    Need more help - call our Helpline on 0800 5200 520 Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm