This is the first time I have used an online platform for arthritis support.
I was diagnosed with JIA aged 2, So have lived with it all my life.
Usually I have “ get on with it “ attitude and usually independent & determined.
I have had a flare up, particularly in my ankle for the last 18 months . Scans have shown “loose bodies ” and wearing of the joint.
I have been referred to a surgeon, but due to COVID-19 my appointment was cancelled, and I am awaiting a new appointment which I have tried chasing but completely accept the pressure they are under right now.
Meanwhile , my mobility is suffering and I have started using crutches around the home.
The pain is the worst I have experienced ( I’ve also had several other joints replaced)
I have tried using joint rubs, heat packs and baths with no relief.
My husband has taken on more of the household chores, he tells me to sit and rest, while he cooks dinner etc, but it’s making him so tired, he works full time and myself part time.
It really is starting to put a strain on us both.
I want to be able to do more, but physically can’t.
I wondered if anyone had any tips or going through the same thing? Thank you xx