So tired of hurting!
It's been over eight months of constant hip and leg pain.
I have been diagnosed with OA in my left hip, as a result of a surgery I had when I was 14. I am now 48.
I have been living off pain relief since this flared in April of 2020. I have yet to see a NHS GP in person regarding this. Every evaluation has been phone based. And the only way I acquired a DX was through a private consult and testing. Thank goodness I am lucky enough to have private medical insurance.
However, having been locked away since Feb 2020, due to Covid and my extremely vulnerable status (I have other non related issues), I am fast tiring of it all. The pain relief is giving me daily headaches. I have very disturbed sleep. I hobble around moaning and groaning with most movement. My weight is increasing. There appears no end in sight and all I get from the NHS is a lecture on not using narcotic medication regularly. And I am at the end of their prescribing limits. They even refused me 30mg Codeine tablets the other week. I had to ring them back up and explain myself?
Jesus, what alternative is there right now. I'd love to get out, go running, gym, anything. But they are not safe choices or even achievable goals with my current physical limits.
I am totally lost at the moment, and reaching out to people for some help, advice and support.
Thanks in advance.