Life on hold - long and self-pitying first post
I’ve had OA for a number of years in several joints. It’s worst in my knees, both stage 4.
I’ve gone from being an outdoor instructor to working in NHS call centre (111), due to restricted mobility.
I last worked in May of this year. I now can’t walk without crutches and even then it is painfully slow and unstable.
I was scheduled a Full Knee Replacement last December. Was diagnosed with Diabetes and so surgery was postponed. 3 months later my Diabetes levels were fine for surgery, however, in the mean time I had developed anemia, surgery again postponed. 6 months down the line Hemaglobin ,Hb, still low, with no treatments raising it. I am now on weekly injections to boost Hb production but it has dropped further.
I’m on Morphine patches and Dihydrocodeine for pain, but still experience it on a daily basis. On positive I’ve lost over 3 stone since May (although this is a worry in it’s self)
looking forward to seeing how others beat the drudgery of “get up, feel pain, stoke the dog ( I can’t walk her anymore), watch TV, go to bed”
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