New to the forum!
Hi all. I am a bit nervous about posting but it doesn't mean that I don't care about other's with Arthritis. My Mother had Osteoporosis and my husband has Arthritis and 1 good friend has Rheumatoid Arthritis and another has severe Osteoarthritis so Arthritis and I are well acquainted! Then there is me! In May I was diagnosed with a wedge fracture of 2 vertebrae at the base of my spine which has compacted and is crumbling and I have Osteoporosis with Osteoarthritis in other joint's. Aside from that I had lung cancer almost 2 year's ago and had the top, right lobe removed while now undergoing scan's on my stomach and so it goes on!
I believe that the arthritis started when I first got cancer as my hospital misdiagnosed the cancer for 15 month's and I was getting worse and worse. Before that I walked our dog's twice a day for year's. Now there are day's when I can hardly move which I know is so bad for Arthritis +. I have had no help or advice for the fracture and wondered how other people cope with the pain. I have opioid pill's and Oramorph which exhausts me and I still get breakthrough pain which is excruciating. Does anybody use a back brace? My story is quite long and not for here but I would like to know what help other people are getting for Osteoporosis. Unfortunately I have stomach problems and I'm going for a horrible scan next Monday to look for stomach cancer so multiple thing's going on! Sorry to drone on! Covid delayed some scan's and how can a Dr. properly diagnose over the phone? Covid has hurt so many people in so many ways.
Take care all and please stay safe. Danni