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pamela1edwardspamela1edwards Posts: 4Member Listener
edited February 11 in Neurological conditions
I have osteoarthritis in both hands hip a bulging disc and nerve damage and osteoarthritis in my spine and osteoarthritis in both knees I am on tramadol and gabapentin. 


  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Posts: 185Member Chatterbox
    Hiya pamela1edwards,
    How are you, sounds like I’m reading a part of my diagnosis.
    Oesteoarthritis is not nice. Don’t you find the pain unbearable at times. 
    Ive recently started putting hot water bottles underneath my knees, well the back of them when i go to bed. I’ve found it helps a little or maybe it’s a distraction.
    Hope you are surviving the pain well😀. Keep warm and take care.😀😀😀
  • MisscleoMisscleo Posts: 510Member Chatterbox
    Me too. And yes unbareable is the word.
    I have a massage pad 6ft long you lie on it and its a warming feeling as it massarges you. I got it from QVC.
    In on morphine twice a day  day. 
    90% of my joints need replacing..iv had arthritis for 63 years and dont know how iv kept going.
    Yoga helps if done slowly
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Posts: 185Member Chatterbox
    It’s so painful. There are days I find it hard to bare.
    The hardest thing I find is its so debilitating. I’ve always been so independent had a career, worked full time, we have two children all grown up now.
    I have a brilliant husband ,we’ve been married 36 years this year.
    My husband will do anything to help me, he’s my carer these days.
     I find it so hard, I’ve always been so independent.
    He doesn’t understand how I feel, equally I wouldn’t expect him to.
    i feel so ungrateful, the pain gets to much at times.
    Thats me having a moan and groan. 😀😀😀

  • pamela1edwardspamela1edwards Posts: 4Member Listener
    That's so true Gwendoline1 I used to do care for the elderly but find I need the care now the pain is so severe I can't move even get cracking in my toes now my husband is so good to me helps me so much don't worry about moaning we all need to at times it helps when someone knows exactly wot your going through .
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Posts: 185Member Chatterbox
    Hiya pamela1edwards,
    You’re right, you only understand when you go through something yourself.
    I hate being like this. Im slowly trying to accept it.
    My husband keeps me unbeat.
    What a grizzler I am today. Hahaha.
    Must be the weather.
    Thank to you both for your support, it’s much appreciated. 😀😀😀

  • pamela1edwardspamela1edwards Posts: 4Member Listener
    You are welcome huni anytime x 
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Posts: 185Member Chatterbox
    After reading my post, I could see I’d written my poor husband ‘keeps me unbeat’, bless him, correct my spelling ‘ keeps me upbeat’. 
    Thanks again pamela1edwards.😀😀😀
  • pamela1edwardspamela1edwards Posts: 4Member Listener
    That's ok I knew wot you ment hun x
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