My name is Brenda and I am 67yrs old.
I have been diagnosed with arthritis in both wrists and Trapezium bones in both hands. Have had it 15yrs and until recently did not know I could have surgery to help, which I have been put on the list to have the right one done. I also have severe arthritis in my spine, in both hips and at the moment feel very down about it all. I also have bursitis in both hips and cannot sleep on the right one. I am seeing an assessor this week regarding my spine, although I don’t know what he can do. I am finding walking more difficult now and most jobs I try to do are very difficult now. It’s so frustrating and I don’t complain, but at time want to say no to activity’s I am ask to go on. But I feel I will be spilling my husbands fun if I do. He is understanding, but I don’t think he realises how painful it is most days.
Any advice from anyone would be appreciated.