To get off my chest

I was born with no left hip and got a steel pen and struggling my whole life with pain. I don’t know how it is to go through one day without pain. Wish I could have had a normal childhood to play but couldn’t enjoy the full experience. I am now 33 years old and the arthritis is so bad I can’t even wash dishes without constant pain. I must get a hip replacement through the goverment and are on a waiting list of 3 years. Just wish the pain would be bearable even just for one night.

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  • Jenn Lebowitz
    3 years ago

    Hi Rodney-

    Thank you for sharing here, and I am so sorry to hear about what you’ve been going through. As you know, we welcome you to come here any time for information and support.

    We wish you the best of luck with your replacement! We hear you that being on the waiting list is challenging. In addition to treatment from your doctor, I thought this article on how others in the community manage RA pain in specific parts of the body might be useful? http://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/community-ideas-managing-pain/.

    Please do come by any time to let us know how you’re doing. We’ll be thinking of you!

    Best,

    Jenn (Community Manager, RheumatoidArthritis.net)

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