I’m a 55 year old living in Sussex looking to make connections with others in my situation. I am part way through diagnosis and triage but everything is on hold with the pandemic. I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis but am waiting for the results of an MRI I had in December. I am a bit lost with it all, but determined to be proactive as it’s taken me 5 years of persistence to get this far.
im in a lot of pain and noticing how quickly my mobility and ability to do everyday things is becoming reduced. I am generally a bubbly optimistic person but am kind of at the end of the road with this. In addition, I have a 19 year old son with complex special needs and learning disabilities which brings additional challenges!!!! My husband ( not my sons father) is brilliant but doesn’t really get the emotional impact of living with this.
I’m hoping to make some new friends, have a laugh and share tips with others who “get” how draining living with this and battling for support can be. I’ve just signed up for Get Moving with Leon, so sharing tales of injuries with others will be good too lol.
thanks for reading this massive message if you’ve had the stamina to reach the end!