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Hi just registered for this group . I have had arthritis since my 30s which has gradually got worse over the years in every joints . I suffer with pain daily and some days the pain is really bad . I am now in my late 50s and I just wanted to see how others cope with daily tasks and stay upbeat. My name is Karen and I look forward to hearing others stories . 🙂. X


  • AlanMAlanM Posts: 42 mod
    edited 30. Jul 2020, 09:20

    Hi Karen

    welcome to the forum, it's good to see you here.

    You have arthritis and experience chronic pain as a result and have joined the forum to see how others deal with similar issues.

    This is certainly the right place to be and it's worth browsing through some of the threads where you may find like experiences. If you haven't already, it's also worth exploring the information on our website, which could offer some new insights and possibilities for support and self-management. A query about 'pain' will give you these options:

    And if you feel that you could benefit from talking to someone, please use our Helpline, where staff can talk to you about the kind of information and support that's out there.

    Good luck, Karen and we look forward to seeing you active on the forum.

    Best wishes


  • Sharon_KSharon_K Posts: 176 admin

    Hi Karen

    welcome to the forums it's lovely to have you hear. I myself have had arthritis since my early 20's and I am now in my late 50's. My rules for myself in life are

    1. be kind to myself I am who I am now
    2. don't look back and compare myself to who I was
    3. find new hobbies that I can larn and enjoy
    4. take one day at a time

    I have had a long time to discover these and even I trip myself up sometimes. It takes time to adjust. Just know we are here and we understand. 😉We all have bad days so try to be kind to yourself especially then. We do have a great section on the website about living with arthritis here

    I also love this blog post which seems to explain living with arthritis very well. I hope you like it

    i am sure others will come along and share their experience with you. Ask as many questions as you like, that is what we are here for

    Best Wishes


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