tanned Member Posts: 1
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:06 in Living with arthritis

type 2 diabetes

osteoarthritis in hands knees wrist and elbows

waiting for a

right knee replacement

have had bilateralral hip replacement and second replacement for both hips

am 87 years and wear wrist and knee supports during the day and sometimes at night on my wrists

fairly active with allotment and greenhouse


  • chrisb
    chrisb Moderator Posts: 680

    Hi @tanned  

    Welcome to the Versus Arthritis forum. 

    I note that you have Type 2 diabetes as well as OA, you’ve undergone a number of operations and await a knee replacement. 

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    I hope that you find being a member of the forum beneficial and you don’t have to wait to long for your knee replacement.

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  • Lilymary
    Lilymary Member Posts: 1,740

    Hi @tanned , welcome to the crew. Well done you keeping up with the allotment with all that going on, and dare I say it, at your age. Gardening is such wonderful therapy for pain, gives a bit of exercise too, and in your case, free food and flowers. I hope your medications manage your pain enough to keep you active. X