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Hello everyone. My name is Beryl, I live in Kent and fall into what is politely called "the mature category!"
I have osteoarthritis in my back, both knees and both wrists/thumbs. My right knee is extremely bad and my Consiltant has said it does need to be replaced. However, I am unable to have it done, as my wrist consultant has confirmed I would be unable to use the walking aids needed for post-op recovery. I have had 2 operations on my right wrist/thumb, but unfortunately they have not had the positive result that my Consultant hoped for. My leftwrist/thumb is also affected and getting progressively worse as it has to bear the brunt of doing things as the right one is able to do very little. I wear splints on both.
I should love to hear from anyone facing similar difficulties. I have acquired lots of items to use in the kitchen to make life as easy as possible. All suggestions will be very welcome.