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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-05-2019, 19:35 Thread Starter
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osteoarthritis

I know Ive been less than positive

And Iíve struggled with stiff painful limbs

With constant flare ups

And loss of balance

And Iím so afraid of falling , because I canít get up again

Without a great deal of assistance

And Iíve experienced depression as Iíve watched my life as I knew it slipping away

But that is arthritis

A gradual and in my case not so gradual loss of mobility

And Iíve bought a three wheeled cycle

And I confess I havenít used it yet

But I will

Because exercise is key

Not to much , just the right amount

And that is the problem

Too much and you are done for

Too little and you are done for

And the GPS arenít that much help

Especially if you canít take anti inflammatory Drugs

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When my Arthritis plays up, I just have a glass or two of Ch‚teauneuf du Pape, this seems to help me quite a bit.

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Well it helps me too

But mine plays up daily

And I so look forward to 5 oíclock

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Once that pond is cured n sorted, take the MH for a trip n get on that bike!!! I can't believe you've had it so long n haven't tried it!

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I know Jean

But I am shocked by my immobility

Shocked that I am so afraid to fall

Saddened by my stiffness that makes getting up and down stairs a chore , and walking difficult

That makes me afraid to go outdoors because of my lack of balance

It was never me

Once upon a time

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but Viv is coming

She will sort me out

One hell of a lady

And as young Albert says

When

I need her to make me a curry

Sorry Viv, not great sheís coming

But great she makes a fabulous curry

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Chris let his arthritic knees get so bad that he could only walk a few paces with the aid of a stick. He then had to wait and wait for the replacement op.

GP's are "General" Practioners. You need to see "specialists" in pain management. They will be able to find something that you can take. Now wouldn't that be wonderful? Surely worth the effort of a few phone calls?
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pat I have an appointment to see the GP , a double one, as we are now strictly allowed only 10 minutes

I was referred back to the GP by the hospital clinic to refer me to the pain clinic

Which he never did

It just seems strange that consultants canít refer

So you end up going in circles

Alberts consultant wrote to the GP that he was low in Vit D as most cancer patients are a

The GPs comment , well you can buy Vit D

Which I do , but levels should be monitored

I shall request once again that he refer me to the pain clinic

And that he takes as serious the fact that my arthritis is spreading rapidly to include most joints

Just my elbows seem free of it now

And I shouldnít have risked saying that

And arthritis has mood changing effects , depression at life changing events

I often feel depressed and worried about my future , with frequent flare ups which can last for weeks

And pain relief would help

I just need to know what is safe to take because paracetamol doesnít do it

And maybe because I feel depressed I have little faith in the GP, he makes me feel that itís what I should expect at my age

But Iím 75 not 85 , and a few years ago I felt fine

Iíve bought the tricycle , I know I need exercise but I need somewhere that I can practise

That I can get to

I imagine it will take some time to adapt to a tricycle safely after a two wheeler

And I donít sit all day doing nothing, unless a flare up of knees or feet makes it impossible to walk

I keep going around the familiarity of my house

And we will go away somewhere where I can practise

Iíve downloaded a great book on cycling routes for three wheelers in the Peak District

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25 lines of drivel, me me me.

Don't you think that you should write one line and apologise to Jan? She won't see it herself but I will pass it on for you.

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Lines of drivel to you , life changing events to me , and I never expect anyone can change it

Actually I don't think I need to apologise Drew

Neither would I ever apologise to you either

You felt you had the right to be offensive, to highlight in red

And I like red

Jan has the right to make her choice , which is absolutely fine by me

And I have the right to mine

She maybe your hero

Sheís not mine

But weíve interacted and Iím happy that we are no longer friends

Because of course we never really were it seems

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