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I have osteoarthritis of the hip which now requires using a walking stick & taking some painkillers. The doctor has told me the hip needs replacing as it’s down to bone on bone making it difficult to walk, bend or keep balance.
I also have refractory epilepsy since my teens which has brought about becoming a house husband & having to safeguard a lot of what I do. But I was always keen to achieve and so kept myself both physically & mentally active.
This prescription has lost its remedy as my seizures combined with the osteoarthritis mean I collapse most times I have a seizure, so it takes longer to recover and my hip is more painful. It’s also scary leaving the house because of seizures.
Strangely the osteoarthritis is more difficult to cope with than epilepsy and I have become so despondent and find it hard to remain motivated or find different things to.
Does anyone have ways of coping, ideas of what to do or how just to expect this is the way it’s meant to be? I appreciate I could have it worse yet it’s draining.
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