My name is Ruth and I am suffering from osteoarthritis. Back In February 2019, I felt a twinge in my hip while high up on a trimtrail. Over the coming months, I felt a constant dull ache in my groin with shooting, sharp- stabbing pain. A physio suggested I had torn my cartilage in my hip. A MRI confirmed this and a pincer impingement deformity with a cyst.
The following February, I was given a steroid injection (as a diagnosis tool). My pain management did not improve.
Due to the coronavirus, my follow up appointment was delayed until the May 2020. The surgeon put me onto the operation waiting list. This was over 8 months ago. Most days I struggle to get out of bed, dress and do basic tasks. My hip is wobbling inside the socket. My physio and doctor are very concerned about how much I have deteriorated. Hopefully, I will get another MRI soon and this will be passed onto the surgeon.
I've tried to be upbeat, but flare ups have really been getting to me and my partner down. I really feel for him because he is trying to support me the best he can. There is nothing anyone can do other than put me on more higher pain relief.
Sorry for the long message. I just wanted to know if other people are going through similar experiences. Both of us are really struggling with our mental health. It just all seems too much at the moment.