Twanette Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:10 in Living with arthritis

I am desperate for any help/advice.

I have osteoarthritis in both my knees, some fingers, left foot, both my shoulders and I think my back too. I struggle to walk and need knee replacements, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon. What is genuinely getting me down, is my shoulders. I cannot sleep at night. The pain is excruciating and it feels like my shoulders get stuck and I want to scream. My poor husband is getting the brunt of it. Pain killers don’t work. The GPs don’t understand. I receive PIP. I have to work to support my husband and I, but I don’t know how I will be able to cope. I am in constant pain. I can’t walk far. I haven’t been in a grocery store for years. I am a people’s person. I am getting depressed. I cry all the time. What help is there for people like me? We are renting. I haven’t worked since December. We need an income. There isn’t much support out there or am I wrong? I will be 60 this year and my body is broken 🥲