Hi… new, a bit low and digging deep ( as you do)!
I’m new here too and have OA in multiple places, some of it severe. Posting this is hard as I just don’t know where to start- my story is too big and currently overwhelming to tell right now. I try to be a positive person but talking out loud about my situation is tough for me. It’s good to have VA charity to find people with similar issues in common so they understand how it is. Knowing you’re not alone can be so grounding.
One of the major contributing factors to my poor wellbeing is that I’m currently in the middle of completing my PIP form and oh my days - it’s so emotional to look at how things have become and how much support I need. I should have applied a long while ago but am not good at taking care of myself.
Ive endured 4 in the last year on my knees alone to avoid Knee replacements “too soon” that would cause me to require revision. surgery in my 70s! I’m so frustrated by my pain, limitations and the effect on my quality of my life … . It try to remember others have it much worse but find It’s so tough looki at where I am now . I was reckless with my high impact adventure sports and careers that my body’s joints are wearing out too soon… thank goodness I had a lot of fun!
IM ALSO DISTRACTABLE… I was here looking for PIP advice and now I’m saying hi 😆
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