Am I Really Old Enough For This???
So, I have been having progressively worsening pain for a couple of years, but ignored it because I actually had worse health problems to deal with and didn't want to be the whiney one in my Doctor's office. Once my other health crap improved, I realized this pain was actually getting debilitating, so I went to the doctor. Surprise! OA in both hips, especially the right. So I'm on Cymbalta (which my anxiety coincidentally LOVES), weekly physio, and next week I'm going in for a corticosteroid shot on the right. I'm not pleased with all this medical bull crap, but I am glad to have a diagnosis and even a little progress. And a real and valid excuse for saying "no" to the hiking and biking invites all the time, lol.
I'm 54, I have had epilepsy and Factor V Leiden my entire life, have had many PEs and surgeries, and this is the worst. The pain is one thing, but the lack of mobility is horrifying. I hate it. Three years ago I climbed mountains, and now I can't climb the stairs. So I'm glad I found this community.
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