I have just been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of hips. I was extremely active, hiking 3 times a week up to 10 miles at a time, and always being outdoors. I am having difficulty coping with not being able to even walk to the local shop now without severe pain. I don't know how to accept the situation I now find myself in. I am being treated like an old decrepit lady ( I am 66). I am offered painkillers and antidepressants which I have refused.