Just saying Hi there

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edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:05 in Living with arthritis

I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis 4years ago but believe I’ve had it longer. I had a hip replacement last year and my other hip needs to be replaced in the future. The condition has damaged my spine. I have recently been given ill health retirement as a social worker in children and families I would be at risk and unable to carry out my duties. However I may have some quality time with my family and grandchildren. I cannot believe the sore back I’ve had since my 30s was undoubtedly my earliest arthritic pain. Worse still I can’t cope with opiate or drugs containing codeine. I also found that the condition wore away at my mood and as a result take antidepressants to alleviate and keep me balanced.

Hopine everone is ok with this message and thanks for the support of versus Arthritis