I am 53 years old and have had JRA since I was 2 years old. Over the years, I have gradually lost physical functioning (going from being able to do pivot transfers independently to now having to use a walker with the help of a personal care attendant). Until the last few months, I have been able to function fairly well and taking Humera had kept my symptoms in check. Recently, however, my pain has increased significantly to the point where now I find it very difficult to get out of bed in the morning, even with the use of my walker. I have severe hip deterioration in both hips with the left hip being worse. I am afraid to bear weight on my left hip because the hip feels as if it is going to give out. I have seen an orthopedic surgeon but am not a candidate for surgery. The surgeon told me I have no femoral cap surrounding my hip joint. I am concerned about the progression of my disease and the possibility of falling. Is there anyone on this site who is similar in age to myself and with an early onset of the disease who can share information with me?