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NigelRL
NigelRL Member Posts: 7
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:08 in Living with arthritis

Hiya new to site. My dad had chronic arthritis in knees and back so it was no surprise it grabbed me, also I believe when young we think we are invincible, well cept many torn muscles, tendons and bouncing my bod about. Then we get older and that abuse catches up.

At first I denied my hip was goosed. I carried on, my boss commented when emergency alarm sounded I hopped faster than most on two legs. I gave in saw Dr, only 20% rotation. Saw consultant 2 weeks later and 1 week later under the scalpel.

Day after I was asked how are you, great I replied cept is it normal for leg to be totally numb. Nerve had been damaged and to this day parts of foot are numb. Unfortunately the other part got Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS or CRaPSy.

24/7 pain like I never knew possible. That was 2014. After a few years I coped and managed most days, but I leant heavily on other leg which was diagnosed arthritic. By 2019 what with goosed hip and CRPS I had very little mobility. Saw Dr got referred and put on list for new hip even tho I got CRPS from first replacement. Then Covid and understandably put on hold.

2021 saw consultant I'm on list again, at end of consultation he says hmmm CRPS do you have wounds /ulcers? Just the one right now. CRPS can bring on ulcers. I'm off list as infection risk. That was April 2021, since then I have had 20 plus ulcers and 9 full blown infections, aye I'm greedy. Twice weekly ulcers are scraped clean and re dressed.

Oh consultant contacted BTW his secretary says looking at xray you have arthritis in lower back.

So I'm waiting for ulcers to go then I have been told I will get first cancellation for hip replacement.

Sorry for big post but then I do talk a lot or so I have been told

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  • PeterJ
    PeterJ Administrator Posts: 906
    edited 14. Mar 2022, 10:43
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    Hello @NigelRL and welcome to the community. We are a friendly and supportive group and I hope that that will be your experience as well.

    I understand that you are waiting for a hip replacement and that you also have arthritis affecting other joints as well. I do hope that you can get your hip replaced soon as it will certainly help with your mobility. We have a lot of useful information on our website and I would suggest having a look around it, to help I've put a couple of links in below that you may find of interest.

    Please do keep posting and let us know how you are getting on and I am sure that others will connect with you and share their support and experience as well.

    With very best wishes

    Peter

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