A bit lost
I developed OA in my right knee and had an injection last August which made no difference at all. My left knee went from a bit achy to giving out and being braced at the same time so I ended up on crutches permanently. I went back to work after 6 weeks off and although it was painful and tiring was coping OK until the last few weeks when my left wrist started to hurt and has now become so painful I'm struggling with the crutches and my family and friends have told me to give up going to work as I'm making myself worse.
I was referred to the surgeon in September and have been told it will be another 5-6 months before I get an appointment with the surgeon.
Im 54 years old
My issues are
I'm on blood pressure meds and the doctor has told me I can only take paracetamol for the pain which is like sprinkling fairy dust over my joints. Any advice on pain relief would be appreciated. I currently use wheat bags and voltarol cream.
I was advised to apply for PIP and have no idea where to start with the forms. I'm particularly confused by the question about planning journeys.
Apart from the obvious upset of having the OA and the waiting etc I have no mental health issues with going out.
I really am struggling with all this as it has been a complete turn around in my life in a relatively short time.
Any advice would be much appreciated
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