New member. Stage 4 OA in knee.
Hi everyone, I have just joined the site. A little background. Will keep it short. Had knee injury 21yrs ago which brought on OA. Had no to mild pain up until 18 months ago. Where after MTI, CT scan etc I have stage 4 medial and patellofemorall OA. Had arthroscopy and injection therapy in the last 3-4 months which have not helped at all. Now seeing a knee specialist in June to discuss osteotomy with patella replacement. It's been a very hard 12 months. I am 43 yrs old and I was very active and social before. But now I'm having to work from home full time and do not socialise much due to mobility issues. Feeling very isolated.
I do what exercise I can, but pain getting worse even with strong pain killers. Apart from the obvious physical symptoms the last month or so I am noticing it is having a very negative impact on my mental health feeling very low and anxious to the point I start crying for no reason.
Hoping by meeting those who suffer with chronic pain learn from others.
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