Hi I have just joined this forum. I am 60 yrs old and have OA and Fibromyalgia as well as other things.
I'm looking for a bit of support. I wasdiagnosed with OA a year ago but I have had no follow ups at my doctors at all.
I work 28 hrs per week but am struggling so badly at work at the minute that I need to reduce my hours. I signed up to U/Credit but only had 2 payments and my third payment I received nothing.
I am so scared of reducing my hrs in case I do not get any financial help.
I am trying to write a letter to my GP practice asking if I could have their support and an assessment but I'm not very good with words and I've so much to say I don't want to bore them.
2 yrs ago it was suggested that seeing a rheumatologist may help but nothing was done.
I know it's hard to get an appt with your GP re the Covid situation but I am now desperate to find some help and support. Can I request another OA scan to see which stage I'm at.
I would welcome some feedback if you have any.
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