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Mel01
Mel01 Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:07 in Living with arthritis

Hi...osteoarthritis diagnosed this week

Struggling a bit

Melanie

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  • Anna
    Anna Moderator Posts: 1,003
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    Hello @Mel01 and a warm welcome to the online community,

    Hearing a diagnosis of osteoarthritis can be quite overwhelming, and it’s not surprising that you are struggling to take it all in. If there’s one thing that members of the online community understand, it’s that feeling of confusion that accompanies the diagnosis. You’re among friends here, and all our members have experienced living with arthritis and I’m sure will come and support you.

    Versus Arthritis website has a page especially for people who have just been diagnosed. You might like to look through it - it talks about what treatments are available and how to adapt to your condition. It also has personal stories of people who were diagnosed with arthritis; how they dealt with the diagnosis and how they came to terms with their new life:



    It sometimes helps to talk to someone who can give you advice and support. Our helplines are open from 9am-6pm weekdays, and if you want to call, here’s the number:

    Finally, don’t forget to use this community to support you - look through the posts, join in conversations whenever you feel comfortable and ask as many questions as you like.

    Do let us know how you’re getting on,

    Anna ( Mod)

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