Osteoarthritis

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Bobsies
Bobsies Member Posts: 3
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:05 in Living with arthritis
Hi everyone, I have Osteoarthritis in all my bones. I need a new knee and new right hip. I am getting worse and worse whilst this virus Carrie's on. I feel so useless. I can hardly walk, my other half has been having to do everything whilst he has been off from work. I'm on a very high dosage of Morphine which only takes the edge off. I cry silent tears because I feel so useless and I'm in agony 24/7. Does anyone else feel like this or is it just me being silly

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  • Aj_x
    Aj_x Member Posts: 206
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    Hi Bobsies,

    I am sorry to read your post about how much pain you are in. Have you spoke to your doctor or another Health professional about your pain relief as you have said already you are on a high dosage of Morphine.

    Please don't feel useless, just remember this isn't your fault. It's none of our faults.

    If you feel you need to speak to someone here is the helpline number: 0800 5200 520

    Also the website address is attached as well so you can have a look at that and see if you can find anything that will help or give you extra advice about pain or osteoarthritis.

    However, to leave your post on a good note. Your other half sounds like a good man and all while he's helping you and doing everything for you then let him do it. If he didn't love you he wouldn't do it.

    AJ_x

  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    No, it is not you being silly, it is you being dimished and reduced by pain, we all feel that at times. I plunged into depression when my OA was diagnosed in 2011 because I already had another kind of arthritis so I thought I had ticked that box. To this day I take a small daily dose of an anti-depressant because if I am stronger mentally I can manage better physically. DD

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