Hello to the new members. Shame you have to be here like the rest us. It’s a great place to vent when the pain gets on top of you. There is good knowledgeable people who can help out and lots of reading for when the pain don’t let you sleep. Harpy
Love the pic a spa is relaxing ( especially with your partner ) and for pain. I hope you are coping with your pain as so often people and Dr don’t understand. Maybe just being near the water or the outback is therapy for a start then work a way up to that big catch. I haven’t been fishing for a long time myself due to back pain so I am sympathetic yet fishing shows make me want to start the car and go. Good on your partner as it can be hard on them to to see you decline, good days and bad. I’ve heard ginger is good for arthritis may be a bucket a day Ha Ha so there’s my advice yet you’ve probably heard this already may be not in those qualities??
I wish you both the best and hope you find your fish soon
Oh it has changed since i have been on.I understand so much i have back pain every step i take....nothing more can be done.My husband has a difficult time we love fishing and camping but have not been able to go. The same as travel show it does make me sad i cannot do any of these things. But we are still here trying our best...sometimes it works sometimes not Cheers and Happy Days to all.....every day is a bonus .....Dolly
I have an extremely long story so will condense it as much as I can. First of all I was a very fit lady who loved to walk and I used to walk fast naturally. So... in June 2016 I woke up with a pain in my right knee, after a a couple of weeks it was no better so went to my local doctor who told me to ice it and take Ibroffen. Still no better in July, by that time I was on crutches and a knee support. I went back to doctor who sent me for an MRI. This resulted in my going to a surgeon who said I had a minicus year and a bakers cyst. Had an edocsopy , in October I had a steroid injection in my knee. this didn’t help so had another endoscopy in November. By this stage my leg wouldn’t bend. I
Went back to surgeon in January 2017 had another MRI. Doctor said I was bone on bone so needed a tkr. Had this feb 7th 2017. Right from word go I still couldn’t bend my knee and was in a world of pain. I have done so much Physio/ rehab, I feel I could be a doctor lol. From March until June I had 3 yes 3 total manipulation under an aesthetic. My surgeon kept tapping the side of his head in front of nurses and telling me I could walk if I wanted too. I had done more rehab but to no avail. I got a second opinion in July. The surgeon took X-rays and it showed I had a fracture in my knee probably done by the manipulation. I went back 7 weeks later and it showed I had still not healed. I went in for exploring surgery the next day which showed my bone was like tissue paper. He took samples. Went back again in 6 weeks where it was found I had a massive infection that was eating my bone away, so in September I had a pic line in my heart with a 6 week IV infusion. Surgeon took old /new knee and put a spacer in. He said had I not gone to him or anybody then my leg would have collapsed. In December 2017 I was in from 11th-28th having another knee put in and more rehab. Went back in Feb still can’t walk and still under the pain specialist and I was told surgeon can do no more. Medication is not helping and I went to day surgery for electric injections in my knee. This didn’t help at all and my knee is now painful to touch. So 6 weeks ago I had a spinal stimulation device put in to help with the pain but in all honesty this hasent helped much at all. My pain specialist has now booked me in for a ketamine infusion and also because my back is extremely painful he has booked me in for electric injections. I have been reading on the forum about the reactions of the ketamine infusion and I am extremely scared. Any advice given to me would be excepted so grateful. I honestly feel if I didn’t wake up in the morning I wouldn’t care, as I need a wheelchair to go out in and can’t do much at home anymore. Just feel so frustrated