So...my story. I'm 44, I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis about 15 years ago after years of back pain. Turns out I had lost the cartilage in my thoracic spinal region...anyway lots of scans and drugs and pain clinics and injections later, it's more or less manageable.
However recently the pain is getting worse and has spread to my hips and knees. Weirdly my index finger joint as well. I'm seeing the rheumatologist this week after being referred by my GP and having (inconclusive) blood tests.
I suppose I'm mostly scared that if it gets much worse that I won't be able to work and look after my family.
Anyway, hello everyone :-)