Being worn down - help
Hello I’m Gill I’m 65 Don’t look my age and I’m young at heart I work part time and retire in 11 months
I have degenerative disc disease and arthritis in most of my joints which is so painful but at the moment it’s my knee I need a new one and I’ve just been told I need to lose weight my BMI is 34 and I’m 5’4 so I need to lose some but it’s hard as I can’t walk properly with this knee plus the bones in my foot on same leg Have degenerated so I can’t bend my foot and walking is painful.
Doctor has said I will probably need to tell surgeons this as I need to be able to bear weight on it.
I can diet I can lose some But in the meantime I’m struggling 1- it’s going to be a long wait 2- they can’t give me stronger tablets so I’m really in pain and getting so upset every day.
people don’t understand think I’m a baby or putting it on ... take a tablet they say believe me I could overdose to take away this pain.
I have arthritis in my hands shoulders lower discs knees and if anyone squeezes me it’s like a million bolts going through me.
I can’t stand from sitting / laying without help then after a while I get a bit more ‘ looser’ but then my foot will seize and I cannot straighten my bad knee it’s constantly bent.
I'm no baby I’m strong but I’m being gradually being worn down.
Any advice will be welcome