I'm Janice! I'm an urban explorer and describe myself as 'slightly weird but always sweet'. Nothing makes me happier than being out and about with my camera taking photos of my colourful urban environment wherever I am. I've had arthritis for maybe 20 years now - mainly in my left knee. Ten years ago I tore my meniscus (although it was diagnosed only by manipulation, no scan) and since then things have been difficult. There were good days and bad days, then more bad than good, until I noticed no good days at all among the bad. About two months ago I did a balance assessment for a fitness class, which involved standing on each leg in turn to see how long I could balance. I managed the same length for both, but the next day I couldn't put any weight on the left leg at all, not even for a second. Scary! Eventually I called the doctor when it didn't resolve - I noticed only a small improvement. They referred to me to an NHS Physio clinic (I am waiting to be contacted) and I insisted they support me in the meantime. The practice physio called me and arranged an XRay. This showed that my OA had progressed to severe. Meanwhile, I can't really walk any distance, even with a crutch (I use just one) and have said that until I see a physio and have them actually put their hands on, I'm reluctant to do any exercise. I now have no idea how long a wait I have, what - if anything - they can do for me. Lockdown is hard enough but I fear going out at all - I have three flights of stairs to navigate to get back into my flat again after I've determined I have had enough,. So what to do? What to expect? How can I bridge the gap between now and my first appointment? Between that appointment and getting any sort of fix? That's my OA story in a nutshell. Hoping to get some advice and support here. Thanks for listening.